Where you are accused or convicted of a crime in a foreign country, you could face extradition proceedings. If you are extradited, you will be required to stand trial, or serve a sentence, under the requesting country’s jurisdiction.
Being subject to extradition proceedings can be understandably daunting, especially where you are unsure as to what may happen next. The criminal justice system in other countries can vary significantly from the UK and could result in you facing serious penalties.
At Carson Kaye, we have specialist lawyers to support individuals who are subject to extradition request by authorities overseas, including from countries which do not have an existing extradition agreement with the UK. We also support high-net-worth individuals who may require legal support with regards to a politically motivated extradition requests.
Our expert team of criminal defence solicitors have established a strong reputation for providing bespoke solutions and robust representation on these matters, with a strong track record of success in defending extradition requests.
When instructed, we can carefully review the details of your case and how the extradition request is likely to affect you, using this information to advise you on the best course of action.
We are regularly instructed to deal with extradition requests from:
- Category 1 territories
- Category 2 territories
- Other territories
Contact our Extradition Solicitors in the City of London
Our Expertise with Extradition and International Investigations
Pre-Extradition Request Support
If you have any reason to suspect that you are subject to an extradition request, or INTERPOL are processing data against you ahead of serving a Red Notice, it is extremely important that you understand your legal position and what the next steps will be. This is where our experienced extradition solicitors can lend their expertise.
Our team will take stock of all the moving parts that are relevant to your case, including whether Mutual Legal Assistance (MLAT) requires additional cooperation, or the case is politically-motivated.
We can advise you on voluntary surrender and whether this is likely to increase the likelihood of the Court granting bail and prepare the strongest bail package.
Challenging Extradition Requests
After an extradition request has been submitted, it may be necessary to engage in court proceedings in order to challenge it. When instructed, our team can provide robust representation and diligent legal advice, alongside highly-knowledgeable counsel, to ensure that your rights are upheld and you stand the best possible chance of having a request discharged.
An extradition request can be extremely difficult, and it likely to take a toll on both you and your family. When handling these matters, we will provide detailed legal support without losing sight of the personal challenges you will be facing at such a time.
Where it is possible, we will also look to coordinate with any overseas lawyers who may be involved in your case in order to facilitate a compromise of the extradition request. This could provide a more suitable alternative that allows a matter to be handled via the UK legal system rather than overseas.
If an Extradition Order is made, our team has specialist knowledge in appeals to the High Court, Supreme Court and in some cases it may be possible to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Why Work with our Extradition and International Investigation Solicitors in London?
At Carson Kaye, our team are dedicated to offering all of our clients the highest standard of legal advice, support and representation. While doing so, we seek to establish genuine relationships and we carefully tailor our services to suit the needs of the individual.
We are Tier 3 ranked by leading client guide The Legal 500, providing independent recognition of our skills and expertise in handling criminal law matters, including those related to extradition and international investigations.
We have established a strong track record of success in a wide range of sectors, including in relation to extradition and international investigations.