Contrary to some reports, the man was offered legal representation while under examination and a solicitor attended.
I have now read/scanned a 13 page stinker of a legal letter from Bindmans, solicitors, to the Home Secretary and the chief of the Met Police. On pages 3 and 4, it describes in detail the “legal representation” which was allowed to David Miranda at Heathrow. Here’s what it says:
So, it is a bit of a joke to describe an hour at the end of nine hours as “legal representation”. I find it extraordinary that six officers questioned Miranda.