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Government of Kuwait v Ahmad Jarallah

Counsel for a Kuwaiti national residing in London in extradition sought by the Government of Kuwait in connection with allegations of fraud. It is one of the first cases in which an extradition request is being heard following the coming…


Ahmed Jaafar Ali v Government of Serbia

Representing Bahraini national Ahmed Jaafar Ali in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning his extradition to Bahrain from Serbia. The ECtHR ordered interim measures to bar his return but Mr Ali was sent to Bahrain in…


TD v Albania

Court of Appeal decision concerning the interpretation of the ‘unduly harsh’ test pursuant to Part 5A of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. Émilie appeared alone against Ramby de Mello QC.


Wozniak v Poland

Émilie Pottle was led by Clare Montgomery QC on the lead case in the rule of law challenge to extradition to Poland. Fordham J granted permission to the requested person challenging the independence of the judiciary in view of legislative…


Shirnakhy v Germany

Émilie was led by David Perry QC in the lead case concerning the validity of European Arrest Warrants issued by Germany following the CJEU’s decision that warrants issued by prosecutors there were invalid.  Important guidance on the meaning of the…


Koc v Turkey

Saoirse Townshend represents Appellant whose extradition to Turkey for kidnap is barred by the High Court under passage of time, deliberate absence and Article 8 ECHR. Fordham J allows the Appellant’s appeal and discharges him from an order extraditing him…


Sanchez v USA

Kathryn Howarth represented the Government of the USA before a Divisional Court comprised of Fulford LJ and Laing J. The Appellant was sought in respect of four serious drugs trafficking offences, each carrying potential sentences of life imprisonment without parole…


Shields-McKinley v The Secretary of State for Justice

Myles Grandison appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice in the Court of Appeal. The Appellant appealed against the decision of Mr Justice Holroyde (as he then was) in finding that the prison was not under a…


Zabolotnyi v Mateszalka District Court (Hungary)

On 23 February 2021 the Supreme Court will consider the first ever extradition appeal concerning prison conditions in a requesting state – Benjamin Seifert was instructed on behalf of Mr Zabolotnyi. It will deal with the viability of assurances which…


Home Secretary v Yagnesh Devani (Kenya)

Nicholas Chapman acted for the Secretary of State in the leading case concerning the circumstances in which a court can reject a foreign government’s assurances concerning treatment following extradition. The Republic of Kenya sought the extradition of Yagnesh Devani, a…





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