Mark Smith secured a second discharge for the same client on a Slovakian extradition request. Mark successfully resisted the previous request made in 2018 due to lack of clarity about retrial rights. This time the Requested Person was discharged on the reissued warrant not only because of retrial issues but also under Article 8. The delay in reissuing the warrant was a key factor, and the Requested Person was also putting himself forward as a potential carer for his nephew currently the subject of care proceedings in the Family Court.

Mark was instructed by Will Bergstrom and Viviane Bablin at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors.

Mark is a barrister specialising in extradition, international family and immigration matters. He has particular expertise in cases involving cross-border issues and parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. He is recognised within the Legal 500 for his work in international crime & extradition.

He 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.