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A group of specialist defence lawyers work within the field of terrorism cases. It is designed to provide information regarding the criminal law as it relates to investigations and prosecutions in terrorist cases, and to explain the most important recent developments in this area of the law.
Media coverage of recent events throughout the world, particularly the Sept 11th attacks in the US and recent high-profile police operations in the UK both before and after the July 7th bombings, have placed terrorism firmly at the top of the political agenda.
The UK government has responded with a wealth of legislation (Terrorism Act 2000, the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005) that has significantly altered the criminal law as it relates to police investigations, police powers and prosecutions in terrorist offences. Many new offences have been created, police powers have been expanded, and the relationship between the state and the individual has been in many cases fundamentally altered.
The new legislation particularly impacts on minority ethnic and religious groups, and raises many significant Human Rights issues relating to freedom of speech, freedom of association and the right to a fair trial.
This website aims to provide an overview of the recent and proposed changes to the law, and how it might affect you and your rights.
The site does not give a comprehensive analysis of the legislation or case law in terrorist cases, and we would stress that any individual who faces investigation or prosecution should consult a specialist solicitor experienced in this field. This website aims to give practical and general information in this complex and sensitive area. The authors all combine experience and expertise in defending in terrorist and other serious criminal cases with a commitment to Human Rights and fairness within the justice system.