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‘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.

Court of Justice of the European Union

VA v The Prosecutor of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Ruse, Bulgaria CO/1965/2019

Supreme Court

Zabolotnyi v Mateszalka District Court, Hungary UKSC 2019/0210

Konecny v District Court Czech Republic [2019] UKSC 8

Goluchowksi v District Court In Elblag, Poland and Sas v Circuit Court and District Court in Jelenia Gora, Poland [2016] UKSC 36

High Court decisions

Shirnakhy & Anr v Weiden Local Court & Anr [2020] EWHC 1103

Bartulis v Lithuania [2019] EWHC 504 (Admin); [2019] EWHC 3504 (Admin)

Taylor & Anor v The Prosecutor General’s Office of Florence [2019] EWHC 2938 (Admin)

BY v District Court In Paphos, Cyprus [2019] EWHC 2637 (Admin)

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

Lis, Lange And Chmielewski v Poland [2018] EWHC 2848 (Admin)

Balazs v Crown Prosecution Service [2018] EWHC 2540 (Admin)

Scott v Government of The United States of America [2018] EWHC 2021 (Admin)

Shumba, Henta And Bechian v France [2018] EWHC 1762 (Admin)

L. Georgiev, I. Dimitrov And B. Georgiev v Bulgaria [2018] EWHC 359 (Admin)

Attila Imre v The District Court In Szolnok (Hungary) [2018] EWHC 218 (Admin), [2018] All Er (D) 79 (Feb)

Bobbe v Poland [2017] EWHC 3161 (Admin)

Debiec v Poland [2017] EWHC 2653 (Admin)

Grecu & Bagarea [2017] 4 Wlr 139, [2017] EWHC 1427 (Admin)

Alexander v France & Di Benedetto v Italy [2017] EWHC 1392 (Admin)

R (Shields-Mckinley) v Secretary of State For Justice And Lord Chancellor [2017] EWHC 658 (Admin)

BS v Court of First Instance Brussels (Belgium) [2017] All Er (D) 172 (Mar)

Puceviciene, Conrath And Savov v Three Judicial Authorities [2016] 1 Wlr 4937; [2016] EWHC 1862 (Admin)

Cretu v Local Court Of Suceava, Romania [2016] 1 W.L.R. 3344

Ijaz v Court Of Milan, Italy [2015] 1 W.L.R. 5097

Regina (Neteczca) v Governor Of Holloway Prison [2015] 1 W.L.R. 1337

R. (On The Application Of Klimeto) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2013] 1 W.L.R. 420

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