The Requested Person was wanted in Poland for assault and robbery committed in 2010. Despite the RP accepting that he was a fugitive, the judge was persuaded that the effect of extradition on his partner and four children, one of whom is only 4 months old, would be a disproportionate interference with their Article 8 rights.

Mark Smith was instructed by Seema Dosaj of Berris Law.

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, immigration and family: Children. Mark is recognised in Chambers & Partners for extradition and immigration. Mark has appeared in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as the High Court Family Division in relation to international family matters and the Administrative Court in extradition proceedings.