Review hearing under TPIM Act 2011, s 9


Re: EC & Anor v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 795 (Admin)

This was a review hearing under the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (TPIM Act 2011) in relation to the Secretary of State’s decision to serve a TPIM Notice on EC and EG following their acquittal in 2016 of involvement in a ‘Woolwich’ style attack using a knife. The TPIM Notices impose numerous restrictions on the men, including where they can live and with whom they can associate. Under the TPIM Act 2011, s 3, five conditions are required to be met to justify the imposition of a TPIM Notice. Principally based on closed material, the Court held that that the TPIM Notices were necessary to protect the public. It was noted that although both individuals had renounced their extremist views, it was too early to conclude that a real risk did not remain. However, in respect of EC, the Court indicated that some variation in the restrictions applicable to him were justified.

Julian B. Knowles QC was involved in this case.