Mutual Legal Assistance

6KBW College Hill has extensive experience in advising individuals and prosecuting agencies in connection with mutual legal assistance (‘MLA’) requests to and from the United Kingdom.

Members of chambers frequently appear in significant and important MLA cases including:

  • Hafeez v United Kingdom (ongoing)
  • Sanchez-Sanchez v United Kingdom (ongoing)
  • Zabolotnyi v the Mateszalka District Court, Hungary, 2021
  • Hafeez v United States [2020] 1 WLR 1296
  • Foster-Taylor v Italy [2019] EWHC 2938 (Admin)
  • Shmatko v Russian Federation [2018] EWHC 3534 (Admin)
  • Lis v Poland [2018] EWHC 2848 (Admin)
  • Shumba v France [2018] EWHC 3130
  • Puceviciene v Lithuania [2016] 1 WLR 4937
  • Celinski v a Polish Judicial Authority [2016] 1 WLR 551
  • HH v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa [2012] 3 WLR 90
  • Norris v United States [2010] 2 AC 487

6KBW College Hill has particular expertise in extradition cases involving EU law issues and cases involving human rights challenges in Part 2 jurisdictions, including the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, the United States, New Zealand, Turkey, India, Russia and Georgia.

Members of chambers have provided expert evidence on UK extradition law in foreign legal proceedings and have given evidence before Parliamentary Select Committees.

David Perry KC was appointed by the Home Secretary to conduct a comprehensive review of the United Kingdom’s Extradition Arrangements.

Barristers at 6KBW College Hill regularly publish articles on extradition in the Criminal Law Review and have written extensively about extradition, including by contributing to, and editing, a number of leading practitioner texts on extradition and domestic and international criminal law:

  • Rechtshilferecht in Strafsachen (Nomos, 2020)
  • Consumer and Trading Standards: Law and Practice (Lexis Nexis, 2019, 2021)
  • Stone’s Justices Manual [Butterworths, 2020, 2021]
  • EU Criminal Law in Domestic Practice (OUP, 2013)
  • Jones and Davidson: The Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Handbook (OUP, 2010)

Chambers hosts seminars and provides in-house training to prosecuting agencies and solicitors.

Members of chambers are members of, and have served on the committees of, the Defence Lawyers Extradition Forum and the Extradition Lawyers’ Association.

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