‘Temple Garden Chambers includes senior silks handling international criminal law, alongside a growing extradition team.’
Legal 500 2019
Temple Garden Chambers’ growing extradition team is highly ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers UK, both as a team and individually.
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 been involved in some of the most important extradition cases since the Extradition Act 2003 came into force.
VA v The Prosecutor of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Ruse, Bulgaria CO/1965/2019
Zabolotnyi v Mateszalka District Court, Hungary UKSC 2019/0210
Konecny v District Court Czech Republic  UKSC 8
Goluchowksi v District Court In Elblag, Poland and Sas v Circuit Court and District Court in Jelenia Gora, Poland  UKSC 36
Shirnakhy & Anr v Weiden Local Court & Anr  EWHC 1103
Bartulis v Lithuania  EWHC 504 (Admin);  EWHC 3504 (Admin)
Taylor & Anor v The Prosecutor General’s Office of Florence  EWHC 2938 (Admin)
BY v District Court In Paphos, Cyprus  EWHC 2637 (Admin)
Kotsev v Sofia District Public Prosecutor’s Office, Bulgaria  1 WLR 2353
Lis, Lange And Chmielewski v Poland  EWHC 2848 (Admin)
Balazs v Crown Prosecution Service  EWHC 2540 (Admin)
Scott v Government of The United States of America  EWHC 2021 (Admin)
Shumba, Henta And Bechian v France  EWHC 1762 (Admin)
L. Georgiev, I. Dimitrov And B. Georgiev v Bulgaria  EWHC 359 (Admin)
Attila Imre v The District Court In Szolnok (Hungary)  EWHC 218 (Admin),  All Er (D) 79 (Feb)
Bobbe v Poland  EWHC 3161 (Admin)
Debiec v Poland  EWHC 2653 (Admin)
Grecu & Bagarea  4 Wlr 139,  EWHC 1427 (Admin)
Alexander v France & Di Benedetto v Italy  EWHC 1392 (Admin)
R (Shields-Mckinley) v Secretary of State For Justice And Lord Chancellor  EWHC 658 (Admin)
BS v Court of First Instance Brussels (Belgium)  All Er (D) 172 (Mar)
Puceviciene, Conrath And Savov v Three Judicial Authorities  1 Wlr 4937;  EWHC 1862 (Admin)
Cretu v Local Court Of Suceava, Romania  1 W.L.R. 3344
Ijaz v Court Of Milan, Italy  1 W.L.R. 5097
Regina (Neteczca) v Governor Of Holloway Prison  1 W.L.R. 1337
R. (On The Application Of Klimeto) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court  1 W.L.R. 420