Whether you face an accusation in another jurisdiction or have already been convicted of an offence, we represent clients in all forms of extradition request. We have gained particular expertise in requests from both European Countries and jurisdictions outside of the EU.
In 2018, Jason Lartey of our firm was the supervising solicitor of the team involved in the case of Lauri Love v USA. This was a landmark case because it was the first time that the Forum Bar to extradition had successfully been argued at the High Court. It was also notable as a rare occasion on which the High Court had discharged a requested person facing extradition to the United States of America. The decision demonstrates the willingness of the English Courts, despite the demands of the US, to step in and protect their citizens in cases where extradition would be oppressive.
We have also had recent success in Albanian and Polish extradition requests, including the successful discharge of a murder conviction warrant in January 2020. In this case not only were we able to assist in having the warrant discharged, we were also able to secure bail for our client.
Click here for a full list of our notable cases.
Interpol Red Notices
We have experience of mounting successful challenges to Interpol Red Notices and helping clients to have their Interpol records deleted.
It is not uncommon that individuals, very often having never been convicted of any offences, find that they are being stopped by Police when crossing borders. This can happen when overseas Police forces inform Interpol that a person is wanted.
In such situations we are able to provide advice and serve written grounds arguing that the red notice, diffusion notice or retention of the individual’s information is not in accordance with the Interpol Constitution.
An oral hearing in France can also be requested should this be desirable in the circumstances of the case.
If you are facing an extradition request or believe that you may be considered wanted by Interpol please contact us.