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Cases: Saoirse Townshend

Shumba, Henta & Bechian v France

Saoirse represented Mr Shumba in the leading extradition appeal on French prison conditions (Article 3 ECHR).


Bobbe v Poland

Saoirse was instructed by the for the judicial authority alone against a Silk and Junior. The Appellant suffered from schizophrenia and argued his extradition was oppressive due to his ill health (s.25 EA 2003). Before a Divisional Court on appeal,…


Alexander v France & Di Benedetto v Italy

Saoirse appeared in the defining “sea-change” extradition appeal which for the first time allowed further information to correct “invalid” European Arrest warrants.


Debiec v Poland

Saoirse represented an Appellate requested person in one of the first cases in which s.25 (oppression due to mental health) has been successful in European Arrest Warrant cases since Poland v Wolkowicz [2013] EWHC 102 (Admin).


Goluchowksi v District Court in Elblag, Poland & Sas v Circuit Court & District Court in Jelenia Gora, Poland

Saoirse appeared in the Supreme Court in an extradition appeal regarding the validity of European Arrest Warrants.


Puceviciene v Lithuania

Saoirse was junior counsel representing one of the Appellants in this case before the Lord Chief Justice and is now one of the seminal cases on the operation of the s.12A bar to extradition.





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