Samuel [1998]


  • Samuel was refused access to a particular solicitor as a police officer believed that this solicitor would tip off other suspects of Samuel’s arrest


  • Could Samuel be denied the right to consult a nominated solicitor?


  • No, claim successful


  • The police must have factual evidence that a particular solicitor is corrupt or could he tricked into tipping off other suspects before denying the detainee access to that solicitor, which the police did not have
RELATED CASE  Hazell v Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council [1992]

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