Justice for Allison

Allison Bailey is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. She helped us set up LGB Alliance and publicised our launch with a tweet on 22 October 2019.

Nine days later, Stonewall sent a complaint to her chambers citing a number of the views she had expressed on Twitter. She sent a detailed response in November. On 27 June 2020 she announced she was suing Stonewall to “stop them policing free speech”. She also sued her chambers. Both respondents tried to get the case dismissed.

In a preliminary hearing held on 11 and 12 February 2021, the Employment Tribunal heard arguments from both sides and decided Allison had “a good arguable case with more than reasonable prospects of success”. The case is listed for a full merits hearing (trial) from 1–10 June 2021.

To give the full background on this case, we’ve linked below to the relevant documents:

1. The original complaint from Stonewall

2. Allison Bailey’s detailed response

3. The judgement of the Employment Tribunal in the preliminary hearing

You can find out more about the case on Allison’s own website: https://allisonbailey.co.uk/

You can also donate to her legal fund: https://allisonbailey.co.uk/donate/