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Extradition Solicitors

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Facing extradition is a harrowing experience. We attend daily at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court and this is where all requests to send persons to another jurisdiction are initially heard.

Our expertise in this complicated area of law means we are able to help challenge Extradition Requests.

                                 Extradition

  • We are experienced in High Court challenges to Extradition Requests, and Jon Black regularly appears at Court representing persons subject to such Requests.
  • We have successfully appealed Court decisions ordering extradition, in both the Magistrates Court and The High Court, and work closely with expert Barristers in this field. 

 

                                 The Law            

  • The law of Extradition consists of arrangements between states for the handing over of people from one state to another in order that they may face trial or serve sentences that they have previously evaded.
  • The Extradition Act 2003 means two different procedures now apply, depending on whether the country requesting extradition is a category 1 or 2 state.
  • Category 1 - A fast track European Arrest Warrant involves a simplified procedure.
  • Category 2 - A more complex procedure, where the country requesting extradition may have to prove a case to answer.
  • Both procedures must be compatible with the European Convention. BSB specialises in human rights challenges to extradition requests.
  • The extradition process often starts without warning. It is important that specialist advice is obtained at a very early stage, as soon as it becomes clear that a criminal investigation has begun.
  • It may be possible to instruct lawyers in the requesting country to forestall any extradition application.

              

 

 

 

 

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