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MPs slam UK lawyers and investigators who serve oligarchs

Speaking in a House of Commons debate on what they qualify as “lawfare” waged by oligarchs in London,

a group of British MPs have raised their concerns about anti-SLAPP procedures and the legal firms and a small set of private investigators involved in them.

In a House of Commons debate on 17 January about the increased use of the British legal system by oligarchs to target journalists and other individuals,

MPs David Davis and Aaron Bell stressed the need to further regulate private investigation companies.

Davis also urged the British government to consider a model used in the US, where some 30 states have adopted anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) laws, allowing judges to dismiss such complaints.

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