Blasphemy was abolished as an offence in England and Wales in 2008, but it remains in Scotland and Northern Ireland. In 2017 Irish police opened an investigation into Stephen Fry after the British comedian called God “stupid” and a “maniac” on an Irish TV show in 2015. There was no prosecution. Ireland has just voted to decriminalise the offence.
Sailesh Mehta is a leading advocate who has defended and prosecuted in some of the most serious and important cases over the last 30 years. His practice ranges from serious and organised crime to high-profile regulatory cases. He sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court.
Free and independent legal advice
You will never be penalised for asking for legal advice. It is your legal right and it is free of charge.
Remember: the law is complex and it never hurts to get expert advice, even if you are sure you have done nothing wrong.
Ask for Michael Herford and he, or one of his specialist team will provide you with a Legal LifeLine when you need it most.