Freedom of Speech (public order offences)

We have an outstanding track record in defending Freedom of Speech and other Human Rights. Many of our cases have been high profile and reported in the national press. We have experience in dealing with the following types of cases:

  • Public Order offences
  • Cases involving abuse of police powers
  • Freedom of Speech Cases, particularly cases involving freedom to preach.

Our Experience

We have recent experience advising and representing:

  • Mr Stephenson and Ms Sloan. Michael represented the directors of the group Abort67 who had been charged with an offence under the public order act and an offence of obstructing a police constable. After a 4 day trial, they were acquitted of all offences. Read media coverage…
  • Mr Bhachoo. Michael represented him at Dartford Magistrates Court. The prosecutor was served with recent case law on the morning of the trial and agreed to drop all the charges. Read media coverage…