R (Elosta) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis


Practice Areas

Public Law

Cases Citation

[2013] EWHC 3397 (Admin), [2014] 1 WLR 239

The claimant was stopped at Heathrow Airport under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 and was allowed to telephone his solicitor. But the police officers would not wait for his solicitor to arrive at the airport before beginning to question him. It would be a criminal offence for him to refuse to answer those questions. Did the officers have the power to question him after the presence of the solicitor had been requested and before his arrival?

Related Barristers

Robin Tam KC

Robin Tam KC
Year of Call: 1986
Year of Silk: 2006