Perry v USA [2021] EWHC 1956 (Admin)

David Williams, led by James Lewis QC successfully appealed the decision of District Judge Goozée in respect of two charges relating to the Appellant keeping his daughter after a custody visit.  He was wanted by the Government of the United States in relation to allegations of Kidnap and Child Stealing (as well as a number of other lesser charges) in circumstances where the Court held he could not be liable for any equivalent offence in England and Wales. 

The case examined the law on Kidnap, Child Abduction and False Imprisonment in analysing the conduct alleged in the USA.  The representatives of the Government of the United States have indicated an intention to seek permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. David and James were instructed by Sonn MacMillan Walker.

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David Williams practices in Extradition, Human Rights, Public Law, Sports Law / Regulation and Criminal Defence. He has extensive experience of proceedings before the Criminal, Administrative and Divisional Courts, encompassing appellate work in Crime (CofA and Case Stated), as well as in extradition proceedings and judicial review, with particular expertise in European prison conditions. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 in the field of Extradition and International (London Bar).