Defending human freedoms
Paul Diamond is the leading barrister on the law of religious liberty; including matters of both ethical and social conscience. He has fought some of the most important and controversial cases in both the United Kingdom and Europe; from the House of Lords to the Courts of Strasbourg and Luxembourg.
He combines his considerable strength in the field of religious liberty with his knowledge of public and European law. Paul is a specialist in European Human Rights law, EU law and certain aspects of public law.
Paul’s analytical expertise of socio-legal developments in the United Kingdom and internationally, combined with his sense of humour and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker. His counsel and strategic insight is sought out by policy makers and religious leaders.
Paul Diamond is an independent practising barrister. He has served as Standing Counsel to the Christian Legal Centre, a sister organisation of Christian Concern until 2018. He has specialized in developing religious liberty law in the U.K. since 1988 as Standing Counsel to the Keep Sunday Special campaign.
European Court, Strasbourg
3rd January 2020
Discrimination against Christian and Yazidi refugees
Paul Diamond has been instructed by Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, in relation to the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement ... read more
Anti-discrimination Religious rights Right to life
3rd January 2020
Parents protest against LGBT teaching to primary school children
Birmingham City Council v Afsar & Others Paul Diamond was instructed by Mr. Allman in the controversial case of Birmingham ... read more
Freedom of religious speech Islam Parental rights
25th March 2019
Paul Diamond in the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union
Paul Diamond with Roger Kiska, solicitor appeared in the Grand Chamber of the European Union, Luxembourg on behalf of ‘One ... read more