PR avatar resized 264x300 Peter Reynolds loses another lawsuit: an interview with Chris BoveyChris Bovey is a businessman and co-founder of NORML UK, and was sued, along with myself, Alun Buffry, and Greg de Hoedt by Peter Reynolds last year. To date, Alun Buffry has chosen to settle out of court, Greg has not yet been served with the court papers, and I won judgement and costs in November. This week, Chris had his first hearing and has also had the case struck out with costs awarded. Chris kindly agreed to an interview in order to publish his side of the story.

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Me and Chris outside the Royal Courts of Justice.

So, what happened in a nutshell?

Last February, I received a defamation writ from the Royal Courts of Justice issued by Peter Reynolds. I knew it was nonsense, however, when you get a lawsuit taken out against you, you can’t ignore it. The case has dragged on for nearly a year and last Thursday my legal team made an application to have Peter Reynolds’ entire case struck out. They succeeded, it was struck out and he was ordered to pay my legal fees, which are to be determined at a date in the near future. [click to continue…]

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I decided recently that if I ever want to achieve my dream of looking as great in an open-necked-shirt-with-sweatervest-combo as Blaine Anderson, I needed to get slightly more systematic exercise than walking to and from the train station. So, I’ve bought a treadmill. A really big, commercial-grade treadmill that’s really, really heavy.

I bought it off eBay, so we had to go collect it, and the disadvantage of buying a really, really heavy treadmill on a collection-only auction is that transporting it is a nightmare. It took four of us to get it onto my step-dad’s car.

Once we’d got it back home, we were down to two. So my step-dad, Patrick “call me Archimedes” Allen, took some wood and and some string and rigged up a slide.

Photo 18 01 2014 13 11 53 1024x764 How to get a treadmill off a car.

Big. Ass. Treadmill. Means to get it home sold separately.

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