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Established Extradition Lawyers to Protect Your Interests

Criminal Defence

Cartwright King’s established Extradition Lawyers will do everything possible to fight extradition proceedings against you. We have a proven track record of successfully challenging extradition requests, acting for clients facing extradition from the UK to a variety of jurisdictions. 

To prevent your extradition from the UK, get in touch with our specialist Lawyers now.

How Cartwright King Can Help You Fight Extradition

As one of the largest law firms in the country, you’ll have access to an arsenal of legal support fighting your corner – no judgement, just determined legal representation that’s focused on you. Whenever and wherever, we’re available to defend you 24 hours a day. We can help with:

  • Extradition requests: Certification, European Arrest Warrants (EAWs), Certificate of Conviction
  • Category 1 & 2 Territories: Judicial and Designated Authority, Dual Criminality; Prima Facie Evidence
  • Extradition Offences: Bars to Extradition
  • Bail Application
  • Appeals and Human Rights Issues
  • Appointing the Best Barrister for Your Case
  • Instructing and Liaising with Foreign Lawyers and Experts
  • Money Laundering, Fraud, Cartels, War Crimes, Corruption

Unique Advocacy Services

You need a law firm that can represent you at any stage at a moment’s notice. That’s exactly what our advocacy services give you! 

Whether you need representation at a police station, the High Court or the Supreme Court, we’ll be there. You won’t get passed off, we’ll push to protect you against extradition all the way.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

If you or a loved one faces extradition from the UK, having the right law firm on your side is the difference in successfully fighting against proceedings.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a Cartwright King Lawyer. Explaining your situation to a specialist will increase your confidence in fighting against extradition and empower you to make every effort to remain in the UK.

There really is no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor to start your fight against extradition.

For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Extradition Lawyers?

Cartwright King’s Lawyers are calm and collected even in the most complex of cases. When faced with extradition proceedings, you need a solicitor that knows what they’re doing, understands the law concerning the process and knows how to protect you from extradition.

We’ll launch a legal offence in your defence, facing your case with you head-on. Whenever and wherever you need us, we’re here to represent you! 

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about what happens to you and protecting your future. Extradition from the UK can be frightening and destroy your life, the life of your family and your future.

Having a law firm on your side that really understands what’s at stake for you, means that you can trust that we’ll do what we can to protect you, your family and your future.

Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with many high-profile cases, with a proven track record in and out of the Courtroom. You can trust this experience to endure throughout your fight against extradition.

Our team of Extradition Lawyers go above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. 

We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you remain in the UK. When you need us most, our Lawyers rise to the challenge.

We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on, no matter how complex your case.

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Frequently asked questions.

Extradition is the transfer of a person to a country outside of the UK, who is accused or convicted of criminal offences in another jurisdiction, to face prosecution or serve a criminal sentence.

The UK has extradition treaties with many countries, which determine when extradition can be applied and when it can be denied. For example, extradition can be denied if it is for military or political reasons. Extradition from the UK is often denied to states where capital punishment is enforced.

The UK extradition process varies depending on the state making the request. For states issuing a European Arrest Warrant (EAW), the process includes:

The submission of an EAW (usually electronically, by means of an alert placed on the Second Generation Schengen Information System known as ‘SISII’)
A certificate being issued following a proportionality test
An arrest being made
An initial hearing
An extradition hearing

The extradition process for states not issuing an EAW – often referred to as category 2 territories – includes:

The submission of an extradition request to the UK Secretary of State
A decision by the Secretary of State to certify the extradition request
A judge’s decision on whether to issue an arrest warrant
The arrested individual being brought before the Court
A preliminary hearing
An extradition hearing
A decision by the Secretary of State on whether to extradite

Yes. EAW and category 2 extradition requests can be appealed in the High Court and the Supreme Court. However, you should be aware that the state requesting your extradition can also appeal against a decision.

If you are the subject of an EAW, you can ask the High Court for leave (permission) to appeal. You must then submit an appeal application within seven days of a decision on your extradition being made. If the High Court gives you permission, your appeal will be considered.

If your appeal is upheld, the extradition order against you will be quashed.

If you’re unhappy with a decision made by the High Court, you can make a final appeal to the Supreme Court – this only applies in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, the Supreme Court will only hear an extradition case where it involves a ‘devolution issue’.

Permission to appeal can be given by the High Court or the Supreme Court itself.

An appeal to the Supreme Court can only be made where the case involves a point of law of general public importance. If permission is granted, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal.

If you are the subject of an extradition request made by a category 2 state, you can appeal a judge’s decision to send your case to the UK Secretary of State in the High Court.

Any application for permission must be made to the High Court within 14 days of the date of the judge’s decision. However, the High Court will not hear the appeal unless and until the Secretary of State orders the requested person’s extradition.

If you’re not satisfied with the decision of the High Court, you can apply for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court against the High Court’s decision. Notice of application for leave to appeal must be given within 14 days of the High Court decision.
Permission can be granted either by the High Court or by the Supreme Court itself. Appeals to the Supreme Court can only be made if the High Court has certified that the case involves a point of law of general public importance.