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Criminal Defence and Extradition

Terrorism Charges

Terrorism is one of the most complex areas of criminal law. If you are accused of an offence under the extremely wide-ranging counter-terrorism legislation, it is important to consult a specialist defence solicitor as early as possible.

Bindmans’ Partner, Tayab Ali, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading terrorism defence lawyers. He has represented defendants in many of the UK’s major terrorism prosecutions and has a long track record of successfully defending clients accused of offences under the terrorism legislation.

Our leading criminal defence team can assist with:

  • Arrest under counter-terrorism legislation
  • Searches conducted under counter-terrorism legislation
  • Schedule 7 TACT 2000 examination at a port of entry
  • Advice on privileged and protected material
  • Unlawful foreign and/or arbitrary detention
  • National Security Issues

Bindmans’ work in this area is also conducted abroad and we are often consulted by lawyers requesting assistance in this area of law from across the globe.

Our lawyers have advised university lecturers, journalists, and many organisations overseas and in the United Kingdom, in respect of the impact of law developed during the ‘war on terror’. Lawyers from Bindmans regularly lecture and conduct seminars on terrorism legislation and the impact the ‘War on Terror’ has had on the communities in the UK and abroad.

Whether you have already been arrested with a terrorism offence or facing investigations, speaking to a solicitor as early as you can, will help improve the outcome of your situation.

You should only answer any questions in the presence of a solicitor and at Bindmans we offer police station assistance 24 hours a day.


To get in touch with our criminal defence lawyers please use the details below. If you need emergency assistance outside of office hours please call our out of hours phone number.


+44 (0)20 7305 5638

Meet the team

Katie Wheatley

Head of Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Tayab Ali
Partner | Deputy Managing Partner BD

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory | Political, Diplomatic and International Law

Kate Goold

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Catherine Jackson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Jude Lanchin

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Hester Cavaciuti

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ella Jefferson

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Claire Hann
Trainee solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

Ruaa Kamaran
Trainee Solicitor

Crime, Fraud and Regulatory

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