If you’re facing extradition out of the UK for an alleged crime in another country, it can be hugely distressing.
During this stressful time, we can help protect your interests. We’ve got years of experience with extradition cases in various countries and have a full understanding of this very complex area of law. This includes the extradition process, how to resist extradition and post Brexit law changes.
Making sure you’ve got the right legal help will give you the best chance of staying the UK. Our extradition lawyers will be with you every step of the way during your fight. We’ll make sure you understand everything we’re doing and why we’re doing it to help keep you in the UK.
What Is Extradition?
Extradition can happen when a crime is alleged to have been committed in one country, but a key person involved is living in another country. The country where the crime is committed can ask that the person is surrendered to them for:
- Completion of a sentence.
The process itself can take time and depends on factors such as countries involved and the rights of objection to deportation.
There are many reasons why your extradition may not be legal. These include:
- The double jeopardy rule (a person can’t be tried twice for the same offence)
- If the request is made so that a person can be punished for their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or political opinions – or if these could affect the person’s case
- If the offence took place long ago
- The age of the wanted person
- The human rights of the wanted person
- The physical or mental condition of the wanted person.
How Can We Help You If You’re Facing Or Threatened With Extradition?
If you’re facing extradition proceedings or would like to negotiate better extradition arrangements, we’re here to help.
We know that this will be stressful for you and your family. Our years of experience helping people with these cases has taught us it’s not just your life that’s in the balance. You’ll be concerned about what the future will hold if you’re extradited out of the UK. This drives us even more to get justice for you and your family. We’ll support you throughout, while doing everything we can to help resolve the situation in your favour and help you stay in the UK.
Our specialist extradition lawyers can help you in various ways, including:
- Help before extradition proceedings – attempt to avoid extradition completely
- Advising before arrest about voluntary surrender, representations to the police, and preparing a strong argument in favour of bail
- Challenging extradition in court
- Representation in extradition appeals.
We also have contacts in various countries. This allows us to work with overseas lawyers to get expert reports to challenge extraditions. It also ensures easier communication with the country that is requesting the extradition.
Why Choose Us?
Extraditions aren’t straightforward, they’re a complex process. You need to make sure the solicitors working for you have the knowledge and experience to get the outcome you want.
There are many factors to consider when starting a fight against a possible extradition. We've got the specialist knowledge and experience to give informed advice about what would be best for you.
Our office locations are spread across the UK, making sure we’ve got someone in your area to help. Not only are we a national firm, but we’ve also got the contacts to help with international cases. Extradition cases involve an international aspect. We can work with our contacts fight against your extradition.
We’ve extensive knowledge of the laws around extradition, having worked on countless legal cases in this area. We know the best options for fighting extraditions and can provide you with as much information as possible about your situation. This will make sure you can make an informed decision about how you’d like us to proceed.
Call Today To Fight Against A Potential Extradition
If you’re facing extradition from the UK, please contact our expert team as soon as possible.
To arrange a discussion with no obligation, please call Jason Newall on 0114 2947983 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you.