Details of "legal representation" allowed to David Miranda at Heathrow

The scales of justiceCommenting on the detention of David Miranda, Scotland Yard said:

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:

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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.

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4 thoughts on “Details of "legal representation" allowed to David Miranda at Heathrow

  1. Pingback: Soupy One | David Miranda, Picking Through The Issue

  2. I think it’s agreed that he was offered access to a lawyer earlier and refused it.

    But surely the main question is whether his detention was legal at all.

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