The Sentencing Council is consulting on its amended guidelines following changes made by the Counter-Terrorism Sentencing Act 2021.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is consulting on abolishing the separate office of Biometrics Commissioner. The quasi-judicial function of the Biometrics Commissioner is one of the safeguards applying to examinations at ports and the Northern Ireland border under Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000.
Support for the regime but caveat about legal aid position
Talk at Forensic Network Scotland event on 29 June 2021
Speech to Global Counterterrorism Forum on 21 April 2021:
My second annual report, the Terrorism Acts in 2019, is availableÂ here