Temple Garden Chambers is a leading common law set based in London and The Hague.
With excellence from top to bottom Chambers provides a first class service in a number of different fields.
Temple Garden Chambers’ extradition team is highly ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, both as a team and individually.
Members of chambers are in involved in the leading cases and have appeared in nearly every extradition Supreme Court case in recent times. Members of the team have authored the lead textbook on the implications of Brexit for this area, ‘A Practical Guide to Extradition Law Post-Brexit’.
The team has a broad range and depth of experience, regularly appearing in courts at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court to the Supreme Court representing requested persons, the National Crime Agency, the Secretary of State, foreign governments, and judicial authorities within the European Union as well as advising Government departments and agencies on extradition issues.
Several members have undertaken secondments in the Extradition Unit at the Crown Prosecution Service. Members of the team also lecture extensively and provide training in Extradition practice and regularly comment in the media on extradition issues. Two are current committee members of the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.
Members of chambers have extensive experience in acting in matters concerning Interpol Red Notices and requests to the Commission for the Control of Interpol’s Files for the deletion of Data. The team has experience in cases spanning the globe and has a breadth of experience in advising business people and high net worth individuals who have been targeted by repressive regimes.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...