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.
Myles has appeared in a number of key cases in the High Court under the Extradition Act 2003, dealing with issues such as convictions for contumacy; disproportionate sentences; the applicability of the “slip rule”; and the demarcation between warrants issued where the Requested Person is accused and those where they are merely wanted for investigation. In addition to statutory appeals, Myles has appeared in applications for judicial review and habeas corpus.
Myles has written numerous articles on the subject of extradition and was consultant to the authors of “Extradition law: a practitioner’s guide”.
Since being appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel, Myles has devoted a great deal of his practice to immigration law and prison law. In relation to the former, he has appeared in a variety of cases covering a range of issues before both the High Court and the Upper Tribunal. Furthermore, he has accrued particular expertise in relation to civil penalties imposed on employers and haulage companies under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 and the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. In relation to prison law, Myles has represented the Government, both in the High Court and the County Court.
Myles has been seconded to various government departments and prosecuting authorities including the Ministry of Defence, the UK Border Agency and the Serious Fraud Office. He has assisted with large scale disclosure exercises in criminal prosecutions and claims for damages. Recently he was seconded, on a part time basis to HSBC, where he reviewed claims for consequential loss following the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.