Corinne Bramwell

Called 2005

Introduction

CorinneBramwell

Corinne was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2005. She is an experienced and skilful trial advocate with particular expertise in extradition law and criminal litigation. Her practice encompasses a broad range of both defence and prosecution work. She has substantial experience of appeal court litigation particularly in the field extradition law.

In 2009, Corinne was seconded to the Crown Prosecution Service’s Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division, Extradition Unit. As Senior Crown Prosecutor, Corinne practised exclusively in extradition law advising and representing foreign governments and judicial authorities at all stages of the extradition process. She also advised domestic prosecution agencies in respect of extradition to the United Kingdom from foreign states.

In 2007, Corinne was Research Assistant to Alun Jones QC whose caseload included:  Abu Hamza v Government of the USA [2008] 1 WLR 2768; Tajik v Government of USA [2008] EWHC 666 (Admin); Hilali v Spain [2007] 1 WLR 268; Brown v Governor of Belmarsh Prison [2007] QB 838 and Bermingham and others v Government of the USA [2007] QB 707.

Corinne frequently represents requested persons at all stages of extradition proceedings. She is qualified to accept cases directly from the public through the Bar Council Direct Access scheme. She is currently instructed by the CPS, led by Clare Montgomery QC in an extradition case, where having successfully represented the requesting judicial authority alone at first instance, the requested person appealed the District Judge’s decision to order her extradition to Poland. The case involves Article 8 issues where it is submitted, on behalf of the Appellant’s dependants, that their interests must be considered independently of their mother’s. 

Corinne is available to provide lectures, seminars and workshops on extradition law.

Practice Areas

  • Extradition
  • Human Rights
  • Judicial Review
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Prison law
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary

 

Appointments

  • Direct Access accredited Barrister
  • Grade II Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel, London and the South East
  • Senior Crown Prosecutor, Extradition Unit, CPS Special Crime & Counter Terrorism Division (2009)

 

Education

  • Certificate in Law, War and Human Rights – London School of Economics (2012)
  • BVC – Inns of Court School of Law, City University (2005)
  • LLB (Hons) European, International and Comparative Law – University of Sheffield and University of Helsinki (2004)

 

Extradition Work

  • Wilby and Halliday v. Czech Republic [2012] EWHC 1006 (Admin) – Successfully resisted the Appellants’ challenge of an order for their extradition for drug trafficking offences.
  • Poland v. O (2012) – Successfully resisted an order for the extradition of a Requested Person on the grounds of section 25 of the Extradition Act 2003, mental health.
  • Slovakia v. K (2012) – Successfully made representations to the Issuing Judicial Authority to have the European Arrest Warrant withdrawn.
  • Nikitins v Prosecutor General’s Office Latvia [2012] EWHC 2621 (Admin) – case involving submissions as to the validity of the European Arrest Warrant.
  • Istanek v. Czech Republic [2011] EWHC 1498 (Admin) – case involving submissions pursuant to section 2 of the Extradition Act 2003; specifically whether a right to retrial was inconsistent with a fugitive being a convicted person for the purposes of extradition. Led by John Hardy QC.
  • Coleiro v. Malta [2011] EWHC 873 (Admin) - Represented an Appellant challenging extradition on the basis the Judge at first instance had erroneously found prison conditions to be compatible with Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Rot v. Poland [2010] EWHC 1820 (Admin) - Represented a suicidal Appellant challenging the compatibility of extradition with Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and section 25 of the Extradition Act 2003 based on the mental health of the Appellant and the lack of suitable facilities in the requesting state.
  • Italy v. Barone [2010] EWHC 3004 (Admin) - Instructed on behalf of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Turin to extradite the Defendant for offences of aggravated murder, attempted robbery and illegal possession and carrying of arms. The case involved legal argument on abuse of process and delay pursuant to section 14 of the Extradition Act 2003. Led by Alun Jones QC
  • Rytmetis v. Lithuania [2010] EWHC 1048 (Admin) - High Court appeal against an order for extradition, challenging the validity of a European Arrest Warrant, pursuant to section 2(3) of the Extradition Act 2003; and the compatibility of extradition with Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Okruch v. Poland [2010] EWHC 1047 (Admin) - High Court appeal against an order for extradition challenging its compatibility with Articles 2 and of the European Convention on Human Rights and section 25 of the Extradition Act 2003 based on the mental health of the Appellant and the lack of suitable facilities in the requesting state.
  • Johnson and Stevens v. France [2009] EWHC 2830 (Admin) - Successfully resisted an appeal concerning the validity of European Arrest Warrants which sought the return of British nationals to face trial for serious drug trafficking offences in France.
  • Mihociu v. Hungary [2010] EWHC 708 (Admin) - Successfully resisted an appeal against an order for extradition on grounds of abuse of process, oppression due to the passage of time and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Kwasny v. Poland [2010] EWHC 518 (Admin) - Successfully resisted an appeal against an order for extradition. The Appellant had effectively served three months more than that required to be served in Poland due to a lengthy delay between the making of the extradition order and the appeal hearing.

 

Memberships

  • Extradition Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
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  • 9BRi Lobbying Forum
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