Experience

Myles specialises in public law with a particular focus on extradition; representing Requested Persons, Judicial Authorities and the National Crime Agency. Myles also advises clients on issues such as prisoner transfer, freezing of assets across jurisdictions and mutual legal assistance.

Myles was appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel, C Panel (London) in March 2016.

Directories

“A refined legal thinker, who leaves no stone unturned for his clients.” (Legal 500 2018)

“His knowledge of extradition is fantastic. He is a good barrister to instruct because you get a very honest and detailed appraisal of the case.” (Chambers and Partners 2018)

“He is just absolutely dedicated to his clients.” “He has a thriving defence practice, and is somebody that’s quite meticulous in his preparation.” (Chambers and Partners 2017)

“Very impressive”, “an extremely able court advocate”; “concise and easily understood”; and “attracting high quality work in the extradition arena”. (Chambers and Partners – previous editions)

Appointments

Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel – General Crime – Grade 2
Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel – Extradition – Grade 2

Professional Memberships

DELF

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel

R (on the application of Troitino) v National Crime Agency [2017] All ER (D) 144 (Apr)

Led by Julie Anderson. The case dealt with whether the Applicant, whose extradition had been ordered to Spain, had made a valid asylum claim. The Court held that no asylum claim had been made. Accordingly, extradition could take place.

Regina (Shields-McKinley) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor [2017] 1 WLR 3705

The case dealt with section 243 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (“CJA 2003”) and the requirement for a sentencing Judge to state, in open court, the number of days taken into account whilst a prisoner was awaiting extradition. The High Court held that section 243 was compliant with Article 26 of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision (2002/584/JHA).

BS v Court of First Instance Brussels (Belgium) [2017] All ER (D) 172 (Mar)

Led by Cathryn McGahey QC. The case dealt with whether a Requesting State had an ongoing duty to consider proportionality throughout the extradition process. After the handing down of judgment, the Judicial Authority withdrew the EAW.

Cretu v Local Court of Suceava, Romania [2016] 1 W.L.R. 3344

Led by John Jones QC. The case dealt with the status of the Council Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA in domestic law following the United Kingdom’s decision to opt into a number of measures on 1st December 2014 within the field of Police and Judicial Co-operation in Criminal Matters.

Ijaz v Court of Milan, Italy [2015] 1 W.L.R. 5097

Led by Mark Summers QC on behalf of Mr Ijaz who successfully challenged the order for extradition, as neither a decision to charge nor a decision to try had been taken in Italy.

Regina (Neteczca) v Governor of Holloway Prison [2015] 1 W.L.R. 1337

Led by Mark Summers QC in successfully obtaining a writ of habeas corpus, thereby nullifying a decision by a Master to retrospectively extend the required period for her removal. Following this decision, Ms Netecza was discharged by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the basis that “reasonable cause” had not been shown for the delay in her removal.