6 King’s Bench Walk is one of the country’s leading extradition chambers.
We have been instructed in almost all of the leading cases in recent years, including: Norris v USA (price fixing and Article 8); Bermingham v SFO (the Natwest Three); McKinnon v USA (Pentagon computer hacking); Calderelli v Court of Naples (accusation and conviction warrants in Part 1 cases); Re Hillali (habeas corpus and extradition proceedings); Wellington v USA (Article 3 and whole life tariffs); Gomes v Goodyer v Trinidad v Tobago (delay and deliberate flight).
Members of chambers act on behalf of requesting States, requesting judicial authorities, the Secretary of State and those whose extradition is sought.
Many of our junior tenants have been seconded to the extradition department of the Crown Prosecution Service, where they have developed an unrivalled expertise in this area.
Our comprehensive knowledge of the principles and procedure of the Extradition Act 2003 means we are ideally placed to advise anyone facing extradition proceedings.
Chambers has considerable experience in conducting extradition requests that involve complex financial dealings, allegations of fraud and wire fraud, bribery, corruption and money laundering.
We have real depth at all levels of chambers with tenants appearing frequently at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court.
Members are also available to provide advice and representation at short notice; we understand that often extradition work requires urgent attention.
Chambers also has considerable experience in advising on matters of mutual legal assistances and letters of request.