High Court Date for “Twitter Joke Trial”

The appeal will be on 10 November 2011.

The High Court will hear the appeal of Paul Chambers against his conviction on 10 November 2011. The appeal by case stated will be made by barristers Ben Emmerson QC and Sarah Przybylska, and I will be acting as his solicitor through my firm Preiskel & Co LLP.

The hearing will be almost exactly one year since Doncaster Crown Court on 11 November 2010 upheld his conviction under section 127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.

David Allen Green is legal correspondent of the New Statesman and author of the Jack of Kent blog.

His legal journalism has included popularising the Simon Singh libel case and discrediting the Julian Assange myths about his extradition case.  His uncovering of the Nightjack email hack by the Times was described as "masterly analysis" by Lord Justice Leveson.

David is also a solicitor and was successful in the "Twitterjoketrial" appeal at the High Court.

(Nothing on this blog constitutes legal advice.)