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ITN's Specialist Cases Unit has an outstanding reputation in advising organisations and representing people accused of offences under counter terrorism legislation.

Tayab Ali is recognised as one of London’s leading specialist terrorism defence lawyers. He has successfully represented defendants in most of the UK’s main terrorism prosecutions.

Tayab’s client’s have included defendants accused of participating in 21/7, Operation Crevice, London & Glasgow airport attacks. ITN’s work in this area is also conducted abroad and we are often consulted by lawyers requesting assistance in this area of law from across the globe.

We have advised University lecturers, journalists and many United Kingdom and overseas organisations in respect of the impact of law developed during the 'war on terror'.

Lawyers from ITN regularly lecture and conduct seminars on terrorism legislation and the impact the 'War on Terror' has had on the Muslim community in the UK and abroad.

Our lawyers have acted in many notable cases including:

Operation Crevice 

Representation of Salahuddin Amin who accuses the UK authorities of being complicit in his illegal detention and torture prior to being prosecuted in the UK for terrorism offences

R -v- Dr Mohammed Asha 

Representation of Dr. Mohammed Asha who was acquitted of being involved in the London - Glasgow airport attack in 2006.

R -v- Khan

Representation of Amjad Mahmood acquitted of involvement of the Birmingham Muslim Soldier case.

Operation Minerva

Successful representation of the now well known commentator Rizwan Sabir who was arrested for possession of an Al Qaeda handbook he was using for research in his PhD. This case became well known for the impact counter terror legislation had on academic freedoms.

R -v- Qasim Abukar

Representation of Qasim Abukar who was acquitted of the allegation that he had undertaken preparatory acts to give rise to his intention to commit acts of terrorism. 

R -v- Ibrahim

Representation of Ismail Asiedu in the prosecution of the men accused of planning and carrying out the 21 July 2005 attack on the London transport system  

R -v- Rangzieb Ahmed 

Representation of Rangzieb Ahmed who alleges UK complicity in his torture. Rangzieb alleges that he had his finger nails ripped from his hands whilst being questioned in Pakistan immediately before being sent back to the UK and being prosecuted.

R -v- Imad Shoubaki

Representation of Imad Shoubaki who was acquitted of possession of hundreds of items said to be useful to a terrorist. This case was known as the 'terrorist library case'.


(Please note we have only referenced cases where we have obtained our client's permission to do so). 

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