Terrorism Defence

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Terrorism Defence

Anti-terrorism law is a complicated and changing area. At least five acts of Parliament and numerous regulations and orders provide for special counter-terrorism powers and create specific offences. In addition, the police and security services have wide general powers of surveillance and investigation.

You can be accused of a range of offences such as

  • Funding terrorism
  • Distributing terrorist material
  • Training terrorists
  • Possessing material useful for terrorist
  • Glorifying an act of terrorism
  • Membership of a terrorist organisation
  • Failing to disclose information that may be of use to authorities in preventing terrorism
  • Making and possession of explosive substances
  • Murder

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Why Hodge Jones & Allen?

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have the expertise to consider the complexities of the law and the knowledge and experience to apply it to your circumstances. A key feature of the team is its combination of civil and criminal practitioners with human rights law experience who can proactively advise and assist clients on all aspects of their cases. This is important where there is a challenge to a particular power such a search warrant, where assets have been frozen or where there is a human rights challenge that the conduct of the prosecution or investigators breached your right to a fair trial.

Featured Client Cases

Featured Case

London bombing campaign of a dissident Irish Republican terrorist group

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors acted in a London bombing campaign of a dissident Irish Republican terrorist group. Case involved challenge to interpretation of telephone evidence and legal arguments about the police operation.

Featured Case

Transferring funds to Islamic terrorist groups

D was accused of transferring funds to Islamic terrorist groups – including the Pakistan Taliban. Case involved tracing money transfers both from source and destination.

Featured Case

Man charged with making explosives and possession of material

Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors are presently acting for a man charged with making explosives and possession of material which may be useful to a terrorist. This young man is Autistic and has obsessive behaviour. The defences available for such offences are limited but do exist in relation to “lawful purpose“ and “reasonable excuse “.

Experienced in Political Cases

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have decades long experience of working on cases with political considerations, this means that we understand the sensitivities of these cases and the political considerations that can arise.

Legally astute lawyers

Our experts consider the complexities of the law and a key feature of the team is its combination of civil and criminal practitioners with human rights law experience who can proactively advise and assist clients on all aspects of their cases. This is important where there is a challenge to a particular power such a search warrant, where assets have been frozen or where there is a human rights challenge that the conduct of the prosecution or investigators breached your right to a fair trial.

Ability to review complex and detailed paperwork

Many terrorist cases, particularly where they relate to the commission or acts of terrorism will have substantial paperwork that consists of tracing suspects via CCTV footage, telephone data, banking information and police observation. Hodge Jones & Allen’s lawyers have expertise in ensuring the correct strategic approach from an early stage, devoting time and resources to ensure that the case is properly conducted with ourselves, experts and specially selected counsel.

Protecting your Rights

Our approach is based on years of experience in high profile matters, where protecting our clients interest in the face of well-funded state prosecutions and potentially hostile media coverage is the norm. We seek to protect our clients’ rights to fair trial by pursuing disclosure from the police or prosecution of material that may assist us or undermine the prosecution case.

Experienced in terrorist funding cases

Cases that involve terrorist funding require specialist skills in terms of tracing assets, considering business relationships or the reasons for money transfers. Our Financial Crime Team provides additional skills. We can review where assets are frozen or seized.

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Our top ranking team have years of experience representing the innocent. We stand up to the prosecution who will always be represented by an experienced solicitor or barrister. We know how to fight and win cases.

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