Émilie is an extradition, public and international law specialist. She is recommended in the directories across multiple practice areas and has appeared before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Divisional Court. She represents UK and foreign government departments, individuals and NGOs.


Chambers and Partners 2020 A “smart and able” up-and-coming barrister who is frequently instructed in cases concerning European Arrest Warrants. She also has expertise in cases concerning international criminal law. Strengths: “She’s fantastic. A lot of barristers are good at either paperwork, client care or advocacy, but she is good in all three regards”. “A very capable advocate who is thorough in her research”.

Legal 500 2020 “She is highly intelligent, thorough and a tireless worker.”

Chambers and Partners 2019 She is “Intelligent and clear-sighted,” recent work: Acted in Kortas v Poland for the requested person in a Divisional Court case concerning specialty protection in Poland.

Legal 500 2018 “She has an excellent knowledge of the law, which she uses to identify and pursue new arguments.”

Legal 500 2017 A promising member of the junior extradition bar.


Crown Prosecution Service Extradition Panel Grade 2


  • Mst International Human Rights Law, Oxford University
  • LLB Durham University

Professional Memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum
  • International Bar Association: War Crime Committee


French, English

Attorney General Panel

Appointed to B panel


TD v Albania [2021] EWCA Civ 619

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 [2020] EWHC 1459

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 amendments concentrating power in the hands of the Minister of Justice.

The judgement in the full hearing is to be handed down in the autumn of 2021.

Émilie Pottle was led by Clare Montgomery QC

Shirnakhy v Germany [2020] EWHC 1103

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 term ‘issuing judicial authority’ under UK law was given.

Émilie was led by David Perry QC.

R v RTA [2019] UKSC 55

Supreme Court decision concerning the interpretation of article 1 of the UN Convention Against Torture. The appeal arose out of a domestic prosecution, under universal jurisdiction provisions, for offences of torture carried out during the Liberian civil war.

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Varga v Romania [2019] EWHC 890

Leading Divisional Court decision concerning the compatibility of prison conditions in Romania with Article 3 of the ECHR. Émilie was in instructed for the Requested Person and led by Edward Fitzgerald QC.

Shumba & Ors v France [2018] EWHC 1762

Leading Divisional Court decision concerning the compatibility of prison conditions in France with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Émilie was instructed for the Requested Person and led by Alison Macdonald QC.

King v France [2015] EWHC 1762

Leading Divisional Court decision concerning the technical requirements of European Arrest Warrants. Émilie appeared alone against Clare Montgomery QC.

The Prosecutor v Saif Gaddafi ICC 01/11-01/11

Émilie was instructed for the Defendant in the Libyan Government’s appeal against the decision to declare the case inadmissible before the International Criminal Court. Émilie was led by John R W Jones QC.

A Practical Guide to Extradition Law Post-Brexit

9th September 2021

Published on 6 September 2021 by the TGC Extradition Team.


10th June 2020

On 8 June 2020, Lewis J in the case of Wojciech Chlabicz v Poland (CO/4976/2019) and Fordham J in Robert Wozniak v Poland (CO 4299/2019) granted permission to appeal on the basis of recent Constitutional changes in Poland which effect the independence of the judiciary, in particular the introduction of the “muzzle law”.

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German EAWs: Divisional Court approves local courts as ‘judicial authorities’

11th May 2020

On 6 May 2020 Judgment was handed down in the case of Shirnakhy & Anr v Weiden Local Court & Anr [2020] EWHC 1103, in which Lady Justice Nicola Davies and Mr Justice Lewis considered whether local courts (Amtsgerichte) in Germany were competent judicial authorities within the meaning of Article 6(1) and 6(3) of the Framework Decision, and so able to issue European Arrest Warrants (EAWs).

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TGC Welcomes Émilie Pottle to Chambers

4th March 2020

We are delighted to announce that Émilie Pottle has accepted an invitation to join Temple Garden Chambers. Émilie specialises in extradition, public and international law. She is a member of the Attorney General’s ” C” Panel.

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