Extradition is the formal process where one country asks another to return a person in order to stand trial or to serve a sentence. Under multilateral conventions and bilateral extradition treaties the UK has extradition relations with over 100 territories around the world.
Our team is composed of members having experience prosecuting white collar crimes across the globe and the conduct of mutual legal assistance in criminal matters involving jurisdictions with radically diverse legal and political cultures. Extradition cases also raise multi-jurisdictional issues that require an understanding of, and experience in handling, various legal systems.
We have successfully challenged requests from the former Soviet Union States, Southeast Asian countries, India and the Middle East.