Ben Keith and Rebecca Hill succeed in Russian extradition Appeal. In December 2019, the Senior District Judge discharged the case of the Government of the Russian Federation v Tsurcan, Egorova, Kindrachuk and Smychkovsky on the basis that Russian prison conditions breached Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and that Russia did not have in place suitable monitoring bodies to monitor the assurances given. The Russian Federation appealed and their appeal was dismissed without a hearing.  Ben Keith and Rebecca Hill acted for Mr Tsurcan instructed by Asia Hussein at Alexander Johnson Solicitors.
Alex Bailin QC led in the Appeal. 
Ben Keith is a leading specialist in Extradition and International Crime. As well as dealing with Immigration, Serious Fraud, and Public law. He has extensive experience of appellate proceedings before the Administrative and Divisional Courts, Criminal and Civil Court of Appeal as well as applications and appeals to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and United Nations. Ben is ranked in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 in this field. He is a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).
Rebecca Hill is a highly experienced specialist in extradition and international crime who has worked at the forefront of this niche area for more than a decade. She is ranked in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 in this field. She regularly conducts cases of the utmost gravity including allegations of murder, terrorism and multi-million dollar fraud as well as those with the gravest consequences for their subjects.