Prevent – Solution or part of the problem? 12.06.2019 – SRA, Birmingham

In recent years, terrorist attacks here and more recently abroad have brought the issue of terrorism into sharp focus. This in turn, increases the pressure on the authorities to safeguard the public. Nobody wants terrorism and authorities try to do what they can but often the question is posed: “are the authorities doing enough?” and/or “at what cost are our freedoms and liberties being safeguarded?”.

In May 2017, we held a debate on Prevent at The Law Society, discussing the Prevent strategy, its origins and its successes and failures. It is still, the most successful and passionate debate we have held to date. Two years on and we wish to examine the current position, how far we have progressed, it at all, and what the next step is for Prevent and the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

Come and join us and take part in this debate.

Date, time and venue

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Solicitors Regulation Authority, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham B1 1RN.


6.00pm – 6.30pm Registration and refreshments
6.30pm – 7.30pm Presentations
7.30pm – 8.15pm Q & A to the panel and audience contributions
8.15pm – 9.00pm Refreshments and networking


  • Ranjit Sond (Chair) – President of Society of Asian Lawyers
  • Waqar Ahmed – Prevent Team, Birmingham City Council
  • Nicola Benhayia – Mothers for Life & Prevent Team, Birmingham City Council
  • Basharat Ali – Solicitor, Aman Solicitors
  • Anna Sekular – Senior Case Worker at Prevent Watch

This event is free to attend. Please book your place by clicking on the following link:

The formal session will be followed by an informal networking session and opportunity to continue your discussions.


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