David Allen Green is a journalist, lawyer and legal commentator. He is widely acclaimed for providing clear, detailed, accurate and source-based legal reporting and commentary. He is also an accomplished investigative writer and campaigner on legal, media and other matters.
David is one of the UK’s leading legal bloggers and he has been shortlisted or longlisted for national blogging awards in each of the last three years.
Originally from Birmingham, David was educated at his local comprehensive school and tertiary college and then at Oxford and Birmingham universities. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1999 and he has been a qualified solicitor since 2001. He is the defence solicitor in the on-going “TwitterJokeTrial”.
David is available to write as a freelancer on legal and media topics (NUJ press card holder) and to do radio and television commentary (where his experience includes Radio 4, BBC News, and Sky News).
He is also able to speak, lecture, and train on legal and media subjects – from seminars and conferences to pub talks and after-dinner speeches.
David is currently writing a ‘popular law’ book on privacy.
Particular interests: law relating to mainstream and social media; freedom of expression; privacy; civil liberties and human rights; intellectual property; police powers and misconduct; commercial law; religion and the law; the law relating to sex and gender; and constitutional law.
Previous work includes: popularising and helping co-ordinate the campaign for Simon Singh’s libel defence (which led ultimately to a defamation bill); promoting the “TwitterJokeTrial” (currently before the High Court); exposing the email hacking by The Times of the NightJack blogger; unmasking Johann Hari as “David Rose”; publishing the Wikileaks ‘non-disclosure agreement’; and discrediting the “health and safety” arguments of St Paul’s Cathedral over Occupy.
Regular panelist for the Without Prejudice legal podcasts
Founder and convenor of Westminster Skeptics
Witness before both the Leveson Inquiry and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Privacy Injunctions.
Advisory council, Open Rights Group
Advisory council, Sense About Science
Distinguished supporter, British Humanist Association
Pod Delusion blogger of the year
Shortlisted for the George Orwell prize for blogging
Co-judge of George Orwell prize for blogging
The Lawyer‘s Hot 100
Shortlisted for Editorial Intelligence’s Award for mainstream blogger of the year
Shortlisted for the Law Society Gazette‘s legal personality of the year
GQ Magazine’s list of 100 most influential men in Britain (number 64!)
Longlisted for the George Orwell prize for blogging
About Jack of Kent
Jack of Kent was a character in English and Welsh folklore, associated with stories of besting the devil – Wikipedia page.