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Myles practices general crime from theft to hijacking and demonstrates a calm and confident approach to representing clients accused of criminal offences at every stage of the process from the Police Station, to the Magistrates' Court and on to the Crown Court.
Myles has also developed a niche speciality in Extreme Pornography and Obscenity offences and has represented defendants accused of such offences from North Wales to Newcastle (see cases, below). Myles can also provide bespoke private client advice to modern artists and galleries regarding art and obscenity; to industry professionals regarding compliance and publication issues (such as BBFC R-18 submissions); and entertainment premises’ licensing issues.
Myles is also interested in supporting the rights of protesters, mental health issues within the criminal justice system, privacy and developing sexual civil liberties law.
Myles prides himself on his client care, approachability and inclusivity.
"In extreme pornography I would advise anyone to take legal advice – and if possible get it from Myles Jackman. His expertise and commitment to justice offer the best chance of a fair solution to these often bullying and inappropriate prosecutions".
You can follow Myles on Twitter at @ObscenityLawyer and read his blog at http://obscenitylawyer.blogspot.com/
- Specialist Area:
- Criminal Defence
- LL.B - Bristol UWE
- M.A. Fim-Making – Bristol University
- LPC – College of Law
- Audu and Co – Assistant Solicitor
- THB Solicitors – Trainee Solicitor
- Plampin & Co – Paralegal
R v Webster – The defendant was unanimously acquitted after the first extreme pornography test-case trial. The defendant contacted Myles directly after being misadvised by local solicitors. The material in question was "fake-snuff" pornography, which was described by a defence expert as "less realistic than most British soap-operas".
R v Holland – Described by the media as the "Tiger Porn" case. The defendant pleaded Guilty based on legal advice from local Counsel during his Trial for possession of supposed "genital mutilation" pornography. He then contacted Myles' directly, vacated his plea (changed it back to Not Guilty). The Prosecution finally dropped the case before re-Trial after Myles proved that the video in question was actually a notorious hoax which was manufactured with make-up, prosthetics and special effects.
Other cases include the Afghani hijacking case, Rettendon Turnpike shotgun execution, and various murders, serious sexual offences and high value frauds.
Liberty, Justice, Haldane, NO2ID
- The human side:
Myles is a high grade caffeine fiend.