11th October 2019
Cathryn McGahey QC and Benjamin Seifert, instructed by Jeremy Coleman of DPP Law successfully represented BY on appeal against an order of extradition. The Divisional Court (Rafferty LJ and Jay J) found that the father of five children, all of whom have significant medical problems, should not face prosecution in Cyprus for a fraud which is said to have taken place in 2016.
Considering Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights the Court found that it was a “highly unusual case concerning the interests of five children with complex personal, emotional, behavioural and psychological needs.” The Court added “it would be difficult to imagine a case involving children who are more vulnerable and needy.”
The judgment can be viewed here.