Petition to end ‘hate speech’ laws.

Here is a link to a petition to end ‘hate speech’ laws.  At the time of writing the petition has circa 17,000 signatories and the Government have responded.  Their response can be seen via the attached link and is reproduced below. “Current UK legislation values free speech and enables people who wish to engage in debate to do so -…

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Guarantees & Indemnities in Construction Contracts

A guarantee requires the guarantor to satisfy the obligations of one of the primary parties to a contract.  The beneficiary of a guarantee will have establish their actual loss resulting from the default of the primary party, net of any set off, in order to call on the guarantee. By contrast an indemnity requires the beneficiary of the same to be held harmless…

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POLICE TELL PUBLIC NOT TO CAUSE OFFENCE

Previously I have written an article setting out my philosophical objections to so called ‘hate speech’ laws, see here. In that article, I opined that such laws had a chilling effect on free speech because they were based on the nebulous concept of ‘hate’; even if certain speech does not infringe such laws, the police and the public may err…

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Google Faces Lawsuit

Two former Google employees, James Damore and David Gudeman have filed a Lawsuit against Google.  See here for a copy of the document.  James Damore was dismissed from his position at Google because of a memo titled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’ (which is exhibited to the Lawsuit).  The memo  criticised his then employer’s ‘diversity’ policy and suggested that women’s underrepresentation in the science…

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Burden of Proof To Be Lowered in Barrister Disciplinary Proceedings

The Burden of Proof is due to be lowered in barrister disciplinary proceedings.  Currently the burden of proof for professional misconduct hearings for barristers, is the criminal standard, namely beyond reasonable doubt.  The burden is due to be lowered to the civil standard, namely the balance of probabilities. The change is subject to approval from the Legal Services Board.  If approved…

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