Louisa is a barrister specialising in extradition, international crime and human rights law. Louisa has been ranked in Chambers and Partners since 2017 as a leader in the field of extradition at the London Bar.
"She provides very clear advice and is very impressive."
Chambers and Partners 2019.
"Exceptional client handling skills" and "very impressive written arguments."
Chambers and Partners 2018.
Louisa is also ranked in Legal 500 for her work in international crime and extradition.
‘Extremely experienced and a pleasure to work with.’
Legal 500 2019.
‘Brings tranquillity to high-pressure cases.’
Legal 500 2020.
Louisa is recognised for her hard work ethic, her ability to handle complex and sensitive cases and also her approachability.
"Her skeletons are just so professional and she is one of those people that when she goes before a judge she commands the respect of all the judges there."
"Very persuasive and very knowledgeable, she's firm in her approach when necessary."
Chambers and Partners 2017.
Professional Panel Appointments:
- Specialist Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Extradition panel: Level 2.
- Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.
- Extradition Lawyers Association.
Louisa has appeared before the Administrative Court in a number of judicial review matters arising out of extradition proceedings before the magistrates’ court.
Cases of Note
USA v Leach
Accusation request raising issues concerning the validity of the request, dual criminality, Article 5 and Article 3.
Bowen v USA  EWHC 1873 (Admin) and  EWHC 1873 (Admin)
Civil commitment, Article 5
USA v Giese  EWHC 3658 (Admin)
Assurances, civil commitment, mental disorder, Article 5 ECHR.
USA v Brenner
Accusation request raising Article 5 issues.
USA v Mitchell
Accusation requests raising issues under Article 5, Article 3, double jeopardy, abuse of process and Article 8.
Surovy v Slovakia  EWHC 1309 (Admin)
Proportionality, exceptional circumstances under Crim PD XI para.50A.4.
Carpenter v Italy  EWHC 211 (Admin)
s12A, charging decisions.
Beczer v Poland  EWHC 1016 (Admin)
Szlachetka v Poland  EWHC 1329 (Admin)
Bulgaria v Minchev  EWHC 1925 (Admin)
Zagul v Poland  EWHC 121 (Admin)
Ostalowski v Poland  EWHC 416 (Admin)
Fresh evidence, mental health, Article 8.
Lekawski v Poland  EWHC 1049 (Admin)
Delay & proportionality.
Biesek v Poland  EWHC 124 (Admin)
Young offenders, Article 8.
Kemp v Spain  EWHC 69 (Admin)
Credit for time served, curfews and proportionality.