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Samuel Skinner defended in a recent terrorism trial at Leeds

3rd February 2020

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Defence - Samuel Skinner defended in a recent terrorism trial at Leeds, instructed by Kiran Mehta at Hodge Jones and Allen. It was said to be the largest collection of s.58 material ever prosecuted in the UK. Significantly, perhaps for the first time in England and Wales, the trial judge accepted the defence argument that autistic spectrum disorder is capable in law of contributing to a defence of ‘reasonable excuse’ under the Terrorism Act. The prosecution resisted the defence argument unsuccessfully and did not appeal the ruling.  


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