Myles specialises in public law with a particular focus on extradition; representing individuals sought by countries across the globe. Myles also advises clients on issues such as prisoner transfer, freezing of assets and mutual legal assistance.

Myles was appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel, B Panel (London) in September 2020, having spent 4 years on the C Panel.


  • Band 1 – Chambers and Partners 2020 – Extradition law
  • Band 2 – Legal 500 – 2021 – International Crime and Extradition


“He has an acute eye for detail and a wonderful court demeanour.” (Legal 500 2021)

“He is brilliant on technical points and is a very persistent advocate.”
“A very sound and cerebral extradition lawyer who can think of points that others don’t.”
“A very trusted junior. His research is phenomenal and his advocacy is always remarked upon by judges.”
“Myles is extremely hard-working and his preparation is absolutely meticulous.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)

“His preparation and knowledge are first-rate.” (Legal 500 2020)

“Increasingly instructed as a leading junior at the junction of extradition and immigration.” (Legal 500 2019)

“He is a very thorough barrister whose research skills are second to none.” (Chambers and Partners 2019)

“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)


Attorney General’s Civil Panel –  B Panel Counsel – September 2020 –

Professional Memberships


Attorney General Panel

Appointed to B panel

R. (on the application of Morris) v. The Parole Board and The Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 711 (Admin)

Appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice before a Divisional Court (Irwin LJ and McGowan J).

The Claimant sought to challenge the Parole Board’s guidance on dealing with un-proven allegations when assessing risk to the public. The Court dismissed the Claimant’s challenge that the SSJ was under a duty to obtain a witness summons to secure statements pertaining to the allegations from the Police.

Shields-McKinley v. The Secretary of State for Justice [2020] Q.B. 521

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 duty to credit days spent in custody whilst awaiting extradition, absent a direction from the Court.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the challenge, whilst providing useful guidance on the availability of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy in such circumstances.

Kotsev v Sofia District Public Prosecutor’s Office, Bulgaria [2019] 1 WLR 2353

The case dealt with whether the District Judge was entitled to find that the Appellant had deliberately absented himself from his trial and whether he was entitled to a re-trial upon his return. The High Court held that the District Judge had erred in seeking to interpret foreign law without the assistance of expert evidence. Furthermore, the bare fact that a requesting state was a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights was not of itself sufficient to show that section 20(5) and (8) of the 2003 Act would be satisfied.

Lis and others v Regional Court in Warsaw, Poland and others [2018] EWHC 2848 (Admin)

The seminal domestic authority on the rule of law changes in Poland and how they impact upon our extradition arrangements with that country. Led by Mark Summers QC. The matter was heard by a Divisional Court comprising the Lord Chief Justice.

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.

Appeal against extradition to Bulgaria

4th December 2018

Myles Grandison and Juliet Wells represented Mr Kotsev in his appeal against extradition to Bulgaria. In a judgment, dated 16th November 2018, Mr Justice Julian Knowles held that the District Judge had erred in finding, on the evidence before her, that Mr Kotsev would be entitled to a re-trial which complied with section 20(5) and (8) of the Extradition Act 2003. Mr Justice Julian Knowles held that Tous v Czech Republic [2010] EWHC 1556 (Admin), which had been relied upon by the District Judge, could no longer be viewed as accurately stating the law.

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Privacy Notice – General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

Please read the following information carefully. This privacy notice contains information about the information collected, stored and otherwise processed about you and the reasons for the processing. It also tells you who I share this information with, the security mechanisms I have put in place to protect your data and how to contact me in the event you need further information.

Who Am I?

Myles Grandison collects, uses and is responsible for personal information about you. When I do this I am the ‘controller’ of this information for the purposes of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you need to contact me about your data or the processing carried out you can use the contact details at the end of this document.

What do I do with your information

When carrying out the provision of legal services or providing a reference I collect some or all of the following personal information that you provide:

  • personal details
  • family details
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • goods and services
  • financial details
  • education, training and employment details
  • physical or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious, philosophical or other beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • sex life or sexual orientation
  • genetic data
  • biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person
  • criminal proceedings, outcomes and sentences, and related security measures
  • immigration proceedings or status
  • other personal data relevant to instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question.

Information collected from other sources.

The same categories of information may also be obtained from third parties, such as other legal professionals or experts, members of the public, your family and friends, witnesses, courts and other tribunals, investigators, government departments, regulators, public records and registers,

How I use your personal information: Purposes

  • I may use your personal information for the following purposes:
  •  to provide legal services to my clients, including the provision of legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • to keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • to take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  •  to respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • to check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • to promote and market my services
  • to carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • to train other barristers and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • to respond to requests for references
  •  when procuring goods and services
  • to publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  •  as required or permitted by law.

Whether information has to be provided by you, and why

If I have been instructed by you or on your behalf on a case or if you have asked for a reference, your personal information has to be provided, to enable me to provide you with advice or representation or the reference, and to enable me to comply with my professional obligations, and to keep accounting records.

The legal basis for processing your personal information

I rely on the following as the lawful bases on which I collect and use your personal information:

  • If you have consented to the processing of your personal information, then I may process your information for the Purposes set out above to the extent to which you have consented to me doing so.
  • If you are a client, processing is necessary for the performance of a contract for legal services or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
  • In relation to information which is in categories (g) to (p) above (these being categories which are considered to include particularly sensitive information and which include information about criminal convictions or proceedings) I rely on your consent for any processing for the purposes set out in purposes (ii), (iv), (vi), (viii) and (ix) above. I need your consent to carry out processing of this data for these purposes. However, if you do not consent to processing for purposes (iv) and (ix) (responding to potential complaints and providing a reference) I will be unable to take your case or to provide a reference. This is because I need to be able to retain all the material about your case until there is no prospect of a complaint and to provide an informed and complete reference.
  • In relation to information in categories (g) to (p) above (these being categories which are considered to be particularly sensitive information and include information about criminal convictions or proceedings), I am entitled by law to process the information where the processing is necessary for legal proceedings, legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights.
  • In relation to information which is not in categories (g) to (p) above, I rely on my legitimate interest and/or the legitimate interests of a third party in carrying out the processing for the Purposes set out above.
  •  In certain circumstances processing may be necessary in order that I can comply with a legal obligation to which I am subject (including carrying out anti-money laundering or terrorist financing checks).
  • The processing is necessary to publish judgments or other decisions of courts or tribunals.

Who will I share your personal information with?

If you are a client, some of the information you provide will be protected by legal professional privilege unless and until the information becomes public in the course of any proceedings or otherwise. As a barrister I have an obligation to keep your information confidential, except where it otherwise becomes public or is disclosed as part of the case or proceedings.

It may be necessary to share your information with the following:

  •  data processors, such as my Chambers staff, IT support staff, email providers, data storage providers and photocopying providers
  • other legal professionals
  •  experts and other witnesses
  • prosecution authorities
  •  courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my chambers
  • trainee barristers
  •  lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other members of Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  •  business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • the intended recipient, where you have asked me to provide a reference.
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals

I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.

I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where required or permitted by law.

Sources of information

The personal information I obtain may include information which has been obtained from:

  • other legal professionals
  • experts and other witnesses
  • prosecution authorities
  • courts and tribunals
  •  trainee barristers
  •  lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other members of Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  •  business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • the intended recipient, where you have asked me to provide a reference.
  •  the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • data processors, such as my Chambers staff, IT support staff, email providers, data storage providers and photocopying providers
  • public sources, such as the press, public registers and law reports.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA in any particular case or for a reference. However, if you reside outside the EEA or your case or the role for which you require a reference involves persons or organisations or courts and tribunals outside the EEA then it may be necessary to transfer some of your data to that country outside of the EEA for that purpose. If you are in a country outside the EEA or if the instructions you provide come from outside the EEA then it is inevitable that information will be transferred to those countries. If this applies to you and you wish additional precautions to be taken in respect of your information please indicate this when providing initial instructions.

Some countries and organisations outside the EEA have been assessed by the European Commission and their data protection laws and procedures found to show adequate protection. The list can be found here. Most do not. If your information has to be transferred outside the EEA, then it may not have the same protections and you may not have the same rights as you would within the EEA.

I may transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA):

  • cloud data storage services based in the USA who have agreed to comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, in order to enable me to store your data and/or backup copies of your data so that I may access your data when they need to. The USA does not have the same data protection laws as the EU but the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been recognised by the European Commission as providing adequate protection. To obtain further details of that protection see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/eu-us-privacy-shield_en.
  •  cloud data storage services based in Switzerland, in order to enable me to store your data and/or backup copies of your data so that I may access your data when I need to. Switzerland does not have the same data protection laws as the EU but has been recognised by the European Commission as providing adequate protection; see https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en.

If I decide to publish a judgment or other decision of a Court or Tribunal containing your information then this will be published to the world.

I will not otherwise transfer personal information outside the EEA, except as necessary for providing legal services or for any legal proceedings.

If you would like any further information please use the contact details at the end of this document.

How long will I store your personal data?

I will normally store all your information:

  • until at least 10 years from the date of the last item of work carried out. This is because it may be needed for potential legal proceedings. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period. The latter retention period is likely to occur only where the information is needed for legal proceedings, regulatory matters or active complaints. Deletion will be carried out (without further notice to you) as soon as reasonably practicable after the data is marked for deletion.
  • I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited to your name and contact details/ the name of the case. This will not include any information within categories (g) to (p) above.
  • Information related to anti-money laundering checks will be retained until five years after the completion of the transaction or the end of the business relationship, whichever is the later;
  • Names and contact details held for marketing purposes will be stored indefinitely or until I [or my clerks] become aware or are informed that the individual has ceased to be a potential client.


As explained above, I am relying on your explicit consent to process your information in categories (g) to (p) above. You provided this consent when you agreed that I would provide legal services/asked me to provide a reference.

You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, but this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing activity I have carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent. However, where I also rely on other bases for processing your information, you may not be able to prevent processing of your data. For example, if you have asked me to work for you and I have spent time on your case, you may owe me money which I will be entitled to claim.

If there is an issue with the processing of your information, please contact my clerks using the contact details below.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have a number of rights that you can exercise in certain circumstances. These are free of charge. In summary, you may have the right to:

  •  Ask for access to your personal information and other supplementary information;
  • Ask for correction of mistakes in your data or to complete missing information I hold on you;
  • Ask for your personal information to be erased, in certain circumstances;
  • Receive a copy of the personal information you have provided to me or have this information sent to a third party. This will be provided to you or the third party in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, e.g. a Word file;
  • Object at any time to processing of your personal information for direct marketing;
  •  Object in certain other situations to the continued processing of your personal information;
  • Restrict my processing of your personal information in certain circumstances;
  • Request not to be the subject to automated decision-making which produces legal effects that concern you or affects you in a significant way.

If you want more information about your rights under the GDPR please see the Guidance from the Information Commissioners Office on Individual’s rights under the GDPR.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, please:

  •  Use the contact details at the end of this document;
  •  I may need to ask you to provide other information so that you can be identified;
  • Please provide a contact address so that you can be contacted to request further information to verify your identity;
  • Provide proof of your identity and address;
  • State the right or rights that you wish to exercise.

I will respond to you within one month from when I receive your request.

Marketing Emails

Please note if you wish to unsubscribe from any marketing emails that you have signed up for, you can do so by contacting me at the e-mail address below.

How to make a complaint?

The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners’ Office if you are in the UK, or with the supervisory authority of the Member State where you work, normally live or where the alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted at http://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Future Processing

I do not intend to process your personal information except for the reasons stated within this privacy notice. If this changes, this privacy notice will be amended and placed on the website.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was published on 17th May 2018 and last updated on that date.

I continually review my privacy practices and may change this policy from time to time. When I do it will be placed on the website.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information I hold about you, please contact me or my clerks.

The best way to contact me is to write to me at my Chambers address (1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple, London, EC4Y 9DA or mylesgrandison@TGChambers.com) or contact my clerks by email at clerks@TGChambers.com


Myles Grandison.

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