Prosecution of prominent gay barrister and politician for 5 offences of extreme pornography and a single count of possession of an indecent image.
The case raised article 8 (right to a private life) and article 10 (right to receive information) issue as well as the application of Section 3 of the Human Rights Act.
Factually the case concerned whether images on the defendant's Hotmail account were extreme in that they were obscene and portrayed acts likely to cause serious injury.
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Client: Regina v Simon Walsh
Barrister: Matthew Buckland
Court: Kingston Crown Court
Solicitors: Hodge Jones & Allen