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Criminal Justice Advice

 Have you been accused of an offence involving Pornography? Click here.

Have you been accused of a sexual offence? Click here

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Obscenity Law Advice

Do you need advice about obscene content in Art or Media? Click here

Do you need obscenity law advice for the Adult Industry? Click here

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Pro Bono Advice

Do you work for an organisation without funding for legal advice?

I may be able to provide you with advice on a pro bono basis.

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In the Media

Are you looking for commentary on Obscenity Law issues? Click here

Are you looking for highlights of my cases in the media: Click here

I am the only lawyer in the UK who specialises in obscenity law and sexual freedoms

I am an award-winning lawyer specialising in obscenity law and sexual freedoms:

I am an expert in advising clients accused of sexual offences at every stage of the criminal justice system.

I can also provide a unique advisory service for clients in the arts and media; or the adult industry; as well as offering pro bono advice for campaigns, organisations and activists.

I have dedicated my career to challenging the legal framework by which sexual morality is constrained through my activism, campaigning, litigation and advocacy.

  • "Without Myles' advice, I would have lost my career" - Simon Walsh

 

Have you been accused of a sexual offence and caught up in the criminal justice system?

Advice for Criminal Obscenity Law Clients:

I can provide you with sensitive but robust advice throughout this difficult process. Ranging from pre-charge advice designed to avoid you being arrested; to personally representing you in interview at any police station in the country; to protecting your interests at court with proactive advice and advocacy; or conducting a legal challenge for you, such as an appeal or challenging a miscarriage of justice.

I pride myself on my sensitivity to these delicate issues and ease of access, having represented clients across the country from Newcastle to Newquay.

If you have been accused of committing a sexual offence, or think you might be, please contact me immediately for my expert legal advice: Read More

  • "I love Myles. He was always there for me" - Michael Peacock

 

Do you work in the arts or media and have concerns about your work being obscene? 

Advice for Arts and Media Clients:

I can provide you with unique obscenity law advice tailored to your individual needs. I have experience of advising publishing houses on literary text and erotic prints; magazine publishers about erotica content; contemporary artists, galleries and live performance exhibitions; and private film-clubs, cinemas and filmmakers.

I can provide you with anything from a single consultation; to comprehensive written advice and legal documentation; up to total legal support on an on-going basis.

You are welcome to contact me to discuss your needs, whatever your project or budget is: Read More.

  • "Without you we wouldn't have launched our successful new magazine" - David Bridle

 

Do you work in the adult industry and need advice about the legality of your content?

Advice for Adult Industry Clients:

I can provide you with legal advice specifically tailored to your needs. I have advised adult content producers, distributors, publishers, shops, websites, photographers, performers, artists and trade associations on obscenity law, compliance and publication issues, and specialise in ATVOD compliance, the AVMS Regulations 2014 and BBFC R-18 submissions.

I can provide you with anything from a single consultation; to comprehensive written advice and legal documentation; up to total legal support on an on-going basis.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs, no matter what your project or budget is: Read More.

  • "Myles understands the British porn laws like no one else" - Don XBIZ

 

Do you work for a campaign or organisation without the budget for legal advice?

Pro Bono Advice for Campaigns and Activists:

I may be able provide you with pro bono legal advice and have experience of advising numerous sexual freedom campaigns, privacy organisations and various NGOs.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss the legal advice I might be able to provide your campaign with: Read More.

  • "Myles is a crusader for sexual freedom" - Itziar Urrutia

 

Do you have any other legal issue, problem or enquiry that you need trusted professional advice about?

I can refer you to Trusted Experts in Other Areas of Law:

As well as providing pro bono legal advice for the sexual liberties campaign Backlash; I am also highly-regarded in the LGBTQ/BDSM/Sex-Work/Adult Industry/Sex-Critical Academic communities. I am often contacted by individuals with issues, problems and enquiries about other areas of law. I can put you in contact with trusted experts in other areas of law, so please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Examples include:

Family and Matrimonial Issues – Including allegations of abuse which require non-molestation orders; Matrimonial concerns such as malicious allegations by aggrieved ex-partners of “inappropriate” sexual behaviour (for example: private consensual bondage); and issues surrounding childcare, including “abduction”).

Employment Law Issues – Including discrimination and being “outed” at work; or being dismissed for sexual “misconduct” (for example viewing or making adult pornography in private; having an undisclosed second job as a sex-worker; or attending a fetish club).

Reputation Management. Defamation: Libel and Slander. Privacy Rights. Asset Management and Finance. Professional Discipline and Misconduct. Immigration Status. Personal Injury and Medical Negligence. Actions Against The Police. Civil Liberties and Human Rights.

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Your Rights If Arrested

You have the right to free, independent and confidential legal advice, either in person or by phone.

You should ALWAYS exercise this right: by saying that you want a solicitor to advise and represent you.

If you do not know the name of a solicitor, you can ask for the duty solicitor to represent you.

For your rights in pornography cases: Click here

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Current Activism Projects:

#TigerPorn Judicial Review
I am Judicially Reviewing the CPS and MoJ to clarify the extreme pornography guidelines.

#PornLaws and ATVOD
I am advising members of the adult industry about ATVOD and the AVMS Regulations 2014.

 

 

 


"Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea.
Understand that your morality is not law". Derek Jarman

My Landmark Obscenity Cases

R v Anon [2013]

My client was charged with possession of allegedly indecent images. He knew the images were all from legitimate adult websites and the performers were over 18. I contacted the websites in question to obtain the performers’ identification documents in order to prove they were over age. The CPS eventually offered no evidence before trial, but no apology.

"The evidence is mounting. Is the CPS institutionally homophobic? Imagine if this were to happen to you or someone that you loved" - My article in The Independent.

"Man wrongly charged in Crown Prosecution Service's 'homophobic witch-hunt'" - The Independent.

R v Walsh [2012]

My client was tried for possessing a very small quantity of self-made extreme pornography of fisting and urethral sounding; and was found Not Guilty by the jury. I live-tweeted the trial. The CPS’ Guidelines on extreme pornography were subsequently updated in the light of this oppressive, unjust and illiberal prosecution.

"Despite Simon Walsh's acquittal by a jury, the case raises questions about the right of the state to intrude on individual's private and consensual sex lives" - My article in The Guardian.

"Simon Walsh: Bodged arrest and 'profoundly damaging' false charges ruined my City Hall career" - Evening Standard.

R v Peacock [2012]

My client was tried for publishing supposedly obscene DVD’s of male fisting, urination and BDSM; and was found Not Guilty by the jury. Despite being widely reported and commented upon in the media, the CPS have not yet updated their Guidance on the OPA.

"Obscenity trial: the law is not suitable for a digital age - I welcome the jury's verdict but the OPA means the state is still capable of acting as a voyeur in the bedroom" - My article in The Guardian.

"Not guilty verdict in DVD obscenity trial - A male escort accused of distributing obscene DVDs has been found not guilty by a jury at Southwark Crown Court" - BBC News.

R v GS [2012]

Landmark Court of Appeal decision extending publication under the OPA to private, one-to-one, sexual fantasy text chat via the internet; potentially criminalising millions of adults. My client decided not to take the case to The Supreme Court after the Crown Court Judge indicated that he would be sentenced to a community order.

R v Webster [2011]

My client was unanimously acquitted after the first extreme pornography test-case trial. He contacted me directly after being misadvised by local solicitors. The material in question was 'fake-snuff' pornography, which was described by a defence expert as "less realistic than the average British soap-opera'".

R v Holland [2010]

My client pleaded Guilty based on legal advice from a local barrister for possessing supposed 'genital mutilation' pornography. After contacting me, he was allowed to change his plea back to Not Guilty. The Prosecution dropped the case after I proved that the video in question was entirely faked.

 

 

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Email: law@mylesjackman.com

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