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Ken Livingstone (Mayor of London) v Kingston (Ethical Standards Officer)

DATE: 04 Oct 2006

On 4 October 2006 the High Court will hear Ken Livingstone's appeal against suspension from office for one month, for having likened a Jewish reporter to a concentration camp guard in February 2005. The suspension was imposed by the Adjudication Panel for England. The decision was pronounced on 24 February 2006. The High Court granted interim relief staying the suspension imposed pending the outcome of the appeal. The appeal is expected to last 2 days.

 

Landmark barristers are appearing on both sides in the appeal:

 

Tim Morshead is appearing for the Ethical Standards Officer (and also appeared before the Adjudication Panel)

 

James Maurici is appearing for Ken Livingstone instructed by Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw.

 

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