In 2005, Ismail Abdurahman was convicted of terrorism offences in relation to the failed London bombings. However, the police did not inform him during his interview as a witness that he was also a suspect, and did not offer him access to a lawyer. The right to legal advice is essential to ensure there can be no suggestion of coercion by the police and to guarantee transparency in every step of the legal process.
Not to long ago Natasha McDermott and a Member of our team ‘has made legal history’, they took the case of Ismail Abdurahman to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. The ECHR eventually concluded, due to this ‘dedicated and committed’ team (The Law Gazette), that the UK Government was in breach of Abdurahman’s rights under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).
Despite the current climate created by terrorist acts, reminds us that each and every one of us has certain rights in regards to the law. Whatever the allegation, everyone has a right to legal advice in order to ensure they can make informed decisions in regards to their future.
At Wainwright and Cummins, we offer a free 15 minute consultation on all new private cases. Please call to arrange your consultation today.
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