The criminal law should be applied equally to abuse online and off: Michael Drury writes for the Times

Following the Law Commission’s recent report on the law relating to abusive and offensive online communications, BCL Partner Michael Drury considers whether reform to the criminal law is required or whether the problem of online abuse should first be tackled by more effective enforcement of existing laws.

The article can be accessed at The Times here.

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BCL Partner, Michael Drury has a diverse practice, ranging from extradition (where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states, defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices) to representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA (in LIBOR and other matters); acting in criminal investigations by the SFO (including for corporates and individuals in bribery and corruption cases, and in LIBOR); acting in investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (in the spin off from NCA investigations into ‘blagging’); and representing individuals in arenas as wide ranging as the Metropolitan Police investigation into the alleged involvement of British officials in the transfer of individuals to Libya under the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to fraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales. Michael has published articles about Government investigations in ‘The International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017’.