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Extradition and Mutual Assistance

Extradition and Mutual Assistance

Matrix has a number of the leading extradition and mutual assistance practitioners in the country. Members of the Extradition and Mutual Assistance Group regularly appear for governments and defendants in ground breaking cases, including:

  • Assange v The Swedish Prosecution Authority [2012] UKSC 22
  • Berezovzky
  • Bucnys v Lithuania [2013] UKSC 71Caldarelli v Court of Naples [2008] UKHL 51
  • Dabas v High Court of Justice, Madrid [2007] UKHL 6
  • Deuss v Attorney General for Bermuda [2009] UKPC 38
  • Al Fawwaz v SSHD [2015] EWHC 468 (Admin)
  • Gomes & Goodyer v Government of Trinidad and Tobago [2009] UKHL 21
  • R (HH) v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa [2012] UKSC 25
  • Ismail v Secretary of State for Home Department [2013] EWHC 663 (Admin)
  • R (Kashamu) v Governor of HMP Brixton & Government of United States of America [2001] EWHC 1215 (Admin)
  • McKinnon v USA & Anor [2008] UKHL 59
  • the “Natwest 3”
  • Norris v Government of United States of America [2010] UKSC 9
  • General Pinochet

Led by a Practice Team that are regarded as “exceptionally good…friendly and efficient… superb…well organised and have a realistic approach and commercial appreciation” (Legal 500); “…excellent…always very helpful and flexible…organised in a thoroughly efficient fashion…” (Chambers & Partners 2016), throughout 2015, the team have remained at the cutting edge of Extradition and MLA cases, including:

  • Al Fawwaz v SSHD on MLA and national security
  • Antonov v Lithuania on political motivation
  • Atraskevic v Lithuania, the guideline case on the new s19B forum bar
  • Bucnys v Lithuania on whether a Ministry of Justice is a “judicial authority”
  • Badre v Italy; Brazuks v Latvia; Florea v Romania; Blaj v Romania all on EU prison conditions
  • Poland v Celinski, the guideline case on Article 8 ECHR
  • South Africa v Shrien Dewani on fitness to plead
  • Diri v USA on sanctions evasion and dual criminality
  • Elashmawy v Italy on Italian prison conditions and diplomatic assurances
  • Ghana v Gambrah on the mandatory death penalty
  • Spain v General Karenze Karake, Spain’s attempt to extradite the Rwandan intelligence chief for alleged war crimes
  • Miraszewski v Poland, the guideline case on the new s21A proportionality bar
  • Pham v USA on the use of evidence obtained through torture
  • Advised victims of torture and rendition during the Gaddafi regime on a potential criminal claim against UK government officials.

Read our Extradition & Mutual Legal Assistance brochure to find out more about our experts: Matrix Extradition & MLA Team

MEET OUR MEMBERS:

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Alex Bailin QC
Alex Bailin QC
Called: 1995 Silk: 2010
Joanna Buckley
Joanna Buckley
Called: 2011
Michelle Butler
Michelle Butler
Called: 2007 Solicitor: 2002
Edward Craven
Edward Craven
Called: 2007
Anita Davies
Anita Davies
Called: 2011
Ben Emmerson QC
Ben Emmerson QC
Called: 1986 Silk: 2000
Danny Friedman QC
Danny Friedman QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Jonathan Glasson QC
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Sir Anthony Hooper
Sir Anthony Hooper
Called: 1965 Silk: 1987
Associate
Tamara Jaber
Tamara Jaber
Called: 2013
Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Julian B. Knowles QC
Julian B. Knowles QC
Called: 1994 Silk: 2011
Lord Ken Macdonald QC
Lord Ken Macdonald QC
Called: 1978 Silk: 1997
Associate
Alison Macdonald
Alison Macdonald
Called: 2000
Clare Montgomery QC
Clare Montgomery QC
Called: 1980 Silk: 1996
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
Called: 2005; 2013 (Belfast)
Tim Owen QC
Tim Owen QC
Called: 1983 Silk: 2000
Matthew Ryder QC
Matthew Ryder QC
Called: 1992 Silk: 2010
Associate
Hugh Southey QC
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010
Mark Summers QC
Mark Summers QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2014
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Prof. Takis Tridimas
Called: 2000
Academic
Aaron Watkins
Aaron Watkins
Called: 2006