The extradition barristers at 5 St Andrew’s Hill have a strong national and international reputation in the areas of extradition and international law. The barristers are at the cutting edge of this fast paced and ever evolving practice area. The barristers in the team are often called upon to speak to the media in relation to current issues and are renowned for their skill and expertise in this area, and feature in Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500.

Extradition and International

The team of extradition barristers at 5 St Andrew's Hill are experts in both defending and prosecuting extradition cases. 5 St Andrew's Hill has a strong reputation for extradition work and represents requested persons in proceedings both inside and outside the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system including Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and appeals to the Divisional and Administrative Courts, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

The team is ranked in the Legal 500 (2017 edition) as a Band 3 leading set in International Crime and Extradition. Four of our barristers are ranked as leading individuals in the Legal 500 2017 edition.

Seven of our extradition barristers are ranked as leaders in the field in Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2017.

Chambers made submissions to the House of Lords Extradition Law Committee in 2015.  Ben Keith, Amelia Nice and Louisa Collins made submissions on behalf Criminal Bar Association and Ben Keith gave evidence to the Committee.

Chamber’s extradition barristers deal with matters such as:

  • Advice and representation on European Arrest Warrants.
  • Advice and representation on requests from Category 2 territories and those with whom the UK has ad hoc extradition arrangements.
  • Appeals against extradition and the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
  • Preparation of applications to the High Court for habeas corpus and judicial review proceedings.
  • Advice and representation of defendants and foreign governments in proceedings before the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) including Rule 34 and Rule 39 applications.
  • Advice prior to extradition requests being made.
  • Removal of INTERPOL Red Notices.
  • Advice on Mutual Legal Assistance matters.

Our extradition barristers are also able to advise on abuse of process in relation to the use of foreign evidence and extradition from foreign states to the UK.

Recent Supreme Court cases include:

  • Rozanski v Regional Court 3 Penal Dept. Poland [2012] UKSC 20; (2012) 162 N.L.J. 749
  • Julian Assange v Swedish Prosecution Authority [2012] UKSC 22
  • Zakrzewski v Regional Court in Lodz, Poland [2013] UKSC 2

Contact 5 St Andrew’s Hill for a consultation with an experienced extradition barristers.