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Extradition

“Strong reputation for its specialist extradition capabilities”

Chambers & Partners UK Legal Directory 2019

The UK has extradition arrangements with over 110 countries.

“Extradition” is the name given to the process by which a foreign judicial authority or government asks for the assistance of the UK authorities to arrest an individual who is present in the UK and return them to the country that made the extradition request.

Requests for extradition can only be made for either one of two reasons – to have the person requested be put on trial for a criminal offence or to have the person requested serve a prison sentence. HJA have extensive experience in dealing with extradition requested from the European Union and elsewhere and we have achieved considerable success in challenging extradition requests from all over the world.

Extradition law is a niche and complex area of law that requires specialist skills. We at Hodge Jones & Allen possess those skills. We are ranked in Chambers & Partners and our dedicated team of extradition lawyers will advise you upon every step of the extradition process, from becoming aware that there might be an extradition request in existence to challenging an extradition order on appeal in the higher courts.

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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen as your Extradition Solicitor?

Helping Avoid Extradition

We always take a pro-active approach to advising clients who have concerns that a foreign country might be in the process of issuing an extradition request and make every effort to prevent that from happening.

Advice received at an early stage in the case can be extremely important as a potential extradition request may be avoided by making contact directly with the requesting state or by instructing one of our international contacts to make representations on your behalf to the local prosecutor or court to either withdraw a domestic arrest warrant or suspend an outstanding prison sentence.

We have an extensive network of international contacts we are able to call upon for advice and assistance at the local level to ensure that everything that can be done to avoid the worsts effects of an extradition request is done in an efficient and timely manner.

Advising on Bail

If an extradition request is unavoidable, we can advise on bail and prepare structured bail packages in preparation for an extradition request being made. This can very often lead to the granting of bail at the first hearing and avoid a remand into custody. From the inception of the case we will ensure that high-quality, realistic advice is given about the challenges that can be raised to the extradition request and the best possible ways in which to advance those challenges.

Preparing your Case

The burden of proof in extradition cases is often upon the requested person, which means that gathering evidence to support a challenge is one of the most crucial aspects of any extradition case. We at HJA will approach the task of collecting evidence with thoroughness and diligence, leaving no stone unturned.

We will take witness statements from any witnesses whom we believe will be able to advance our case and ensure that those witnesses attend court to give evidence. We will where necessary obtain expert witness reports from recognised, credible and respected experts addressing issues such as the conditions of detention and fair trial rights in the requesting country with a view to advancing challenges under the European Convention on Human Rights.

We will also instruct lawyers in the requesting country to give advice upon their domestic criminal law and procedure with a view to assessing whether or not there is a sound legal basis for the extradition request at the local level. We will therefore ensure that your case is as well prepared as it can possibly be by the time it becomes necessary to argue it before the court.

Extradition Requests

At Hodge Jones & Allen we have extensive experience of dealing with European Arrest Warrants and the more complex “Part 2” cases from outside the European Union. We have dealt with extradition requests from the USA, Thailand, Colombia, Turkey, India, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Russia, Australia, Kenya and Canada.

Featured Client Cases

Featured Case: Turkey

We acted for a client wanted to serve a prison sentence for false identity document offences and argued that he would be at risk of human rights abuses in Turkish custody because of conditions generally but also specifically because of his minority Alawite faith.

Featured Case: Albania

We acted for a client wanted in Albania to serve a prison sentence for a double murder that took place in 1993. The allegation was that the client had committed the murders as part of a “Blood Feud” with a powerful local family, or “clan”, that had amongst its member’s local underworld figures and politicians. The request was challenged on the basis that the Blood Feud was still in existence and that there was a real risk to the client’s life in Albanian custody.

Featured Case: Kenya

We acted for a client wanted in Kenya to be prosecuted for fraud offences dating from the 1990’s. It was alleged that he had invested client money in Kenyan Treasury Bills which had then been purchased by two large banks that subsequently collapsed, wiping out the original investments. The request was challenged on the basis that it did not raise a prima facie case against the client and the passage of time was such (over 20 years) that it would be unjust to order extradition.

Featured Case: Thailand

We acted for a client accused of the murder of a former US Marine in the Thai holiday resort of Phuket. The request was challenged on the basis that the client would face human rights abuses because of the prison conditions in which he would be held.

Featured Case: Colombia

We acted for a client convicted in his absence of a murder in Colombia. It was alleged the client had murdered a government employee in 1995, a claim that was refuted by the fact that the client had fled Colombia in 1993 with the assistance of an NGO, been granted political asylum in the UK and had remained here ever since. The request was challenged on the basis that the prosecution was a sham designed to harass the client’s father – a prominent trade union activist who had been targeted by right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian state because of his political activities.

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Экстрадиции

У Великобритании имеются договоренности об Экстрадиции с более чем 100 стран.

Наши юристы имеют огромный опыт в сфере права Экстрадиции и добились большого успеха оспаривая запросы об Экстрадиции со всего мира. Экстрадиция – это особая ветвь права , требующая специальных знаний и подготовки.

У нас, в адвокатской коллегии Hodge Jones and Allen, такие знания, опыт и подготовка имеются. Наша профессиональная команда юристов, практикующих право Экстрадиции, даст Вам необходимый совет о том, имеются-ли у Вас основания для того, чтобы успешно опротестовать требованиям об Экстрадиции в другую страну.

Мы ежедневно представляем интересы наших клиентов в Суде Магистратов Вестминстера. В этом суде слушаются все первичные запросы об Экстрадиции. Мы также представляем наших клиентов по-апеляционным делам в Верховном Суде.

Также, мы предлагаем конфиденциальный совет тем клиентам, которые имеют основания полагать, что запрос об Экстрадиции в их связи может иметь место в будущем. Своевременная консультация адвоката в таком случае очень важна, поскольку запрос о потенциальной Экстрадиции может быть предотвращен. В этом случае, мы можнм посоветовать клиенту воспользоваться нашими международными контактами, и например, анулировать ордер на арест, или договорится об условном сроке неотбытого наказания.

Если Вы знаете кого – то, кого арестовали, или кто находится на любой стадии процесса Экстрадиции, пожалуйста свяжитесь с нашей командой, возглавляемой Edward Grange ( он является соавтором издания “Экстрадиция – справочник для практикующих юристов”) или Edward Jones на телефонный номер 0808 231 6369. Вы также можете отправить электронный запрос с нашей страницы, и мы свяжемся с Вами, для того, чтобы в конфиденциальном порядке обсудить Ваш запрос. Если Ваши обстоятельства не терпят отлагательств и Вы желаете связаться с нами в нерабочее время – пожалуйста звоните нам на 0844 8480 222 в любое время суток.

Ekstradycja

Zjednoczone Krolestwo podpisalo traktat o Ekstradycji z ponad 110 krajami. Nasi prawnicy posiadaja rozlegla wiedze i doswiadczenie w skutecznym zwalczaniu zadan o ekstradycje pochadzacych z calego swiata i odnosza spore sukcesy w tej dziedzinie.

Ekstradycja to specificzna dziedzina prawa, skomplikowana i wymagajaca szczegolnych zdolnosci. My w firmie Hodge Jones & Allen posiadamy te zdolnosci. Nasz zespol oddanych prawnikow specjalizujacych sie w ekstradycji udzieli wam porad i okresli, czy podstawy do zwalczania ekstradycji istnieja. Codziennie prawnicy z naszej firmy sa obecni w Sadzie Magistrackim Westminster, gdzie zaczynaja sie wszystkie sprawy o ekstradycje, a takze regularnie udzielaja porad i pomagaja tym, ktorzy sie odwoluja do Sadu Wyzszej Instancji (Apelacyjnego).

Udzielamy rowniez porad tym, ktorzy maja podstawy, aby sie obawiac ekstradycji w przyszlosci. Uzyskana porada moze byc bardzo wazna, gdyz moze zapobiec potencialnemu zadaniu nakazie o ekstradycje, poprzez skontaktowanie sie z panstwem wystepujacym o nia, lub poprzez kontakt z jednym z naszych miedzynarodwych prawnikow, aby reprezentowali zainteresowana osobe przed Sadem lub spowodowali wycofanie krajowego nakazu aresztowania, lub zawieszenie odbycia pozostalej kary pozbawienia wolnosci.

Jezeli nie bedzie mozna uniknac ekstradycji, doradzamy w sprawach zwiazanych z tymczasowym zwolnieniem warunkowym z aresztu, przygotowujemy pelna dokumentacje popierajaca wniosek o warunkowe zwolnienie, jak rowniez zbieramy wszelkie dowody do sprawy o ekstradycje. To czesto prowadzi do uzyskania zwolnienia warunkowego na pierwszej sprawie.

Jezeli Ty, albo ktos kogo znasz, zostal aresztowany lub znajduje sie w jakimkolwiek stadium procesu o ekstradycje, prosimy skontaktuj sie z naszym zespolem prawnikow specjialistow pod przewodnictwem – Edwarda Jonesa pod telefonem 0808 231 6369.

Mozna rowniez uzyskac informacje, wypelniajac forme online (przez internet) i my zaaranzujemy poufna dyskusje bez zobowiazan, na temat twojej szczegolnej sytuacji. Jezeli sprawa jest pilna i zdarzy sie poza godzinami urzedowania biura, prosimy dzwonic na nasz numer telefonu 0844 8480 222, ktory jest czynny 24 godziny na dobe.

Extradición

El Reino Unido tiene acuerdos de extradición con más de 110 países. Nuestros abogados tienen experiencia extensiva y han conseguido mucho éxito en casos.

Extradición es un área de ley complejo y nicho de mercado. Requiere talentos especificas y nosotros en Hodge Jones & Allen poseemos estos talentos. Nuestro equipo de abogados le aconsejará en las bases disponibles a usted para combatir una solicitud de extradición. Tenemos una presencia diaria en Westminster Magistrates’ Court (tribunal magistrado) en lo cual todos los casos de extradición empiezan y con frecuencia aconsejamos y asistimos a ellos quienes casos han llegado al High Court.

Además, podemos aconsejar a usted si tiene preocupaciones sobre solicitudes de extradición en el futuro. El consejo recibido puede ser muy importante porque una solicitud de extradición podría ser evitada si contactamos al país solicitando extradición o a uno de nuestros contactos internacionales quien puede retractar un orden judicial o suspender un veredicto.

Si una solicitud es inevitable, podemos aconsejar en casos de fianza y preparar paquetes de fianza en preparación de una solicitud de extradición. Este paquete normalmente influya el tribunal y concedan fianza en el primer juicio.

Si usted ha sido arrestado o conoces a alguien que ha sido arrestado en relación a una solicitud de extradición, por favor contacte nuestro equipo de abogados, dirigido por Edward Grange (autor de ‘Extradition Law – a practitioner’s guide’) y Edward Jones en 0808 231 6369.

Alternativamente, rellene un impreso de encuesta por Internet y podemos organizar una junta para hablar confidencialmente sobre su circunstancia sin obligación. Si su situación es urgente y fuera del horario de oficina, por favor llámenos en nuestro numero de 24 horas – 0844 8480 222.

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