On 16th July 2019, Mr Justice Nichol allowed the extradition appeal of Poland v Matwiejow on s.10 grounds. He was persuaded that the dishonesty offence in the EAW was not an extraterritorial offence and rejected the District Judge’s findings that any harm associated with the offence took place in Poland. Further he found that the Judicial Authority had not proved the mens rea element of the offence to the criminal standard.
Natasha is a leading extradition barrister who acts for both foreign governments and requested persons. Natasha is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of extradition at the London Bar. Natasha is also ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500 in the field of International Crime and Extradition at the London Bar.