Joe O’Leary Secures Discharge in Polish Extradition Case on Validity Grounds

Joe’s client was sought for his return to Poland to serve a sentence for theft and damage with explosives. Joe successfully argued that the warrant was not valid under s2 of the Extradition Act 2003 in that further information served by the Polish Authorities confused the warrant, and the District Judge agreed that he could not be satisfied as to the true sentence to be served as asserted in the Arrest Warrant.

Joe was instructed by Katy Olley of Gillen de Alwiss Solicitors. 

Joe O'Leary has a frequent extradition practice, often appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court and with experience in High Court proceedings. Joe welcomes instructions in extradition proceedings. 

Joe regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Courts, and has particular experience in cases involving drugs, fraud and serious violence. Joe also has particular expertise in representing young people in the youth court, having represented individuals charged with robbery, drugs supply offences, violent crimes and crimes of a sexual nature. In addition to general crime Joe also has significant experience in driving matters, both at summary trial and on appeal. Joe’s active practice in professional disciplinary and regulatory work often sees him appearing for regulators at final and interim FTP hearings, having handled matters throughout the spectrum of severity including allegations of a sexual nature and child destruction