Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance

Extradition is a fast moving and rapidly evolving area of the law. The Extradition Act 2003 was introduced to simplify international criminal justice and law enforcement: in reality there has been a huge increase in the number of European Arrest Warrants issued and extradition law has proved to be one of the most litigated areas of modern criminal law.

9 Bedford Row International’s comprehensive knowledge, expertise and experience of the principles and procedure of the Extradition Act 2003 means our international team is ideally placed to advise anyone facing extradition at all stages of the extradition process.

Members of our Extradition Team regularly advise and represent individuals, foreign governments and judicial authorities in extradition proceedings both at first instance and before the High Court and Supreme Court. We are available to provide immediate advice and representation to those involved in this fast and complex area of the criminal law and advise States on their obligations under the various treaties and multi-lateral agreements that regulate extradition proceedings in the UK and abroad.

Toby Cadman and Corinne Bramwell have particular expertise in extradition law. Both spent several terms seconded to the Crown Prosecution Service’s Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division as Senior Crown Prosecutors in the UK’s specialist Extradition Unit.

9 Bedford Row International has considerable experience in advising on matters of mutual legal assistance and letters of request. We also provide advice and representation to individuals and companies affected by mutual legal assistance requests, including potential suspects and witnesses.

Members of our Extradition Team are also available to provide or contribute to lectures and seminars both domestically and internationally and have previously provided advice and training to lawyers, judges and government officials in the United Kingdom, United States of America, the Balkans and South Asia.

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