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  EWHC 1556 (Admin), which had been relied upon by the District Judge, could no longer be viewed as accurately stating the law.
The judgment also provided helpful guidance on the extent to which courts can interpret matters of foreign law in the absence of expert evidence.
The appeal was subsequently allowed on 3rd December 2018.
Myles and Juliet were instructed by Chris Stevens at Sonn Macmillan Walker.