David Allen Green

The Jack of Kent blog is named after a fairly obscure medieval folklore hero who bested the Devil by looking at what was actually said. As such, it seemed a good name for a liberal and critical blog.

I started blogging in 2007 – my old site is here – and the Jack of Kent blog became popular for its detailed and accessible accounts of legal cases, most notably the libel claim brought against Simon Singh by the British Chiropractic Association.

My blogging at Jack of Kent and elsewhere went on to include exposing Johann Hari as “David Rose”, uncovering the email hacking by The Times of the “NightJack” blogger, publishing the WikiLeaks Non-Disclosure Agreement, publicising the “TwitterJokeTrial”, and coverage of the on-going phone hacking scandal.

I am now legal correspondent of the New Statesman and media correspondent of The Lawyer. I am a regular on the panel for the Without Prejudice legal podcasts and I am also founder and convenor of Westminster Skeptics.

I appeared as a witness before both the Leveson Inquiry and the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Privacy Injunctions.

Taken from Jack of Kent’s new website

Submitted posts

Who is David Rose?

Closing the doors at St Paul’s Cathedral

The £12m question: how WikiLeaks gags its own staff

My Trousers and Airport Security

Making an example of Edward Woollard

Reporting on a riot that didn’t happen

Arrested for filming a public council meeting

Why are we arming the British Transport Police?

The bizarre legal world of WikiLeaks

The conviction of Michael Thompson

Other links

Jack of Kent’s new website

David Allen Green blogs at the New Statesman

David Allen Green on Twitter