With an in-depth understanding of the complex extradition process, we assist clients in navigating this challenging legal landscape. Whether you’re facing extradition from the UK or requested by the UK for extradition from abroad, we offer comprehensive services tailored to your unique circumstances.
Extradition is the formal process for requesting the surrender of requested persons from one territory to another for the following purposes:
- to be prosecuted;
- to be sentenced for an offence for which the person has already been convicted; or
- to carry out a sentence that has already been imposed.
We represent persons requested under both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003:
- Part 1 of the Act concerns extradition from the UK to EU member states under the Trade and Cooperation agreement (TCA).
- Part 2 of the Act concerns extradition from the UK to the rest of the world, and is usually reliant upon multilateral or bilateral treaties. Contrary to popular belief, ‘ad-hoc’ arrangements may also be entered into where no current extradition treaty exists.
Different rules apply to requests under Parts 1 and 2 and it is vital to seek legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.