$25,000 Raised To Launch Legal Challenge

May 11, 2021 | 3 Comments

[Updated] A legal challenge to the Covid-19 regulations set to be launched has raised more than  £17,685 [$25,014] as of this writing, with over 100 pledges made on the online crowd funding page.

Courtenay Griffiths, a UK based lawyer, previously said, “The Bermuda Constitution Order 1968 guarantees fundamental rights, liberties and freedoms that we all are entitled to. Whilst we accept that the Constitution permits the Government to interfere with personal liberties; such interference must be reasonably necessary, reasonable justifiable, and in the public interest.”

Mr Griffiths also claimed that they “hold the view that the Government’s existing and impending Covid-19 regulations have gone a step too far; the Government’s restrictions and regulations are oppressive and trample on Bermudians’ constitutional rights.”

Update May 13, 6.56pm: Charles Richardson, a leading local lawyer, has stated, “To everyone that may have donated to the Crowdfunding website for the purpose of making a constitutional challenge to the proposed quarantine restrictions. Please be advised that I am no longer associated with that group or that fund. If you pledged funds as a result of my involvement you should take steps to rescind your donation.”

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  1. Micro says:

    31 deaths so far, let’s hope that number doesn’t continue to rise. We were all given the opportunity to comply with lesser restrictions but only proved we couldn’t, leading to unnecessary lost of life and who knows what lifelong ailments for those who survived their infections. The restrictions going forward are a little too late IMO but welcomed and just.

  2. Vote for Me says:

    Since the public is being asked to fund the challenge, 2 economic questions arise:

    1. What legal rates per hour will be charged by each of the lawyers?
    2. What is the position or plan if the funds that are raised are all used up by
    legal and related fees before the matter gets a full hearing?

  3. sandgrownan says:

    LOL, I just went and looked at the crowd funding page. It’s genuinely hilarious, it looks like it was written by a 12 year old.

    If the crowd funding is successful, will some of the funds be used to support families who have lost loved ones because Bermudians can’t follow simple rules or do not wish to be vaccinated?

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