Mark Smith secures discharge in an extradition case with parallel private family proceedings involving child protection and child abduction issues.

The Requested Person was wanted in Hungary for fraud offences. The case was unusual as it involved cross-examination of the social worker who had provided a welfare report, as well as expert evidence from a psychiatrist and psychologist about the effect of extradition on the Requested Person’s 5-year-old son.

Mark was instructed by Criminal Defence Solicitors.

Mark is a barrister specialising in extradition, international family and immigration. He has particular expertise in cases involving cross-border issues and parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. Mark is an experienced extradition practitioner and regularly appears in the High Court (Admin) in relation to extradition appeals. He is instructed in relation to both import and export extradition, concerning request from both EU states and Part 2 countries.