Category: United Kingdom

14th Jan 2021

COMMENT: The UK-EU Trade Agreement: impact on security and cooperation

On 24 December 2020, criminal practitioners and law enforcement agencies breathed a collective sigh of relief at the conclusion of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (‘the Agreement’). Throughout the transition period, the perils of no deal for criminal justice and security cooperation had been forewarned by senior police officers, prosecutors and Parliamentary Committees alike […]

4th Jan 2021

Julian Assange discharged from US extradition proceedings

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser sitting at the Central Criminal Court on 4 January 2020 has ordered the discharge of Julian Assange in extradition proceedings brought by the United States’ Government on the grounds that his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to order his extradition. Mr Assange is requested by the US […]

15th Dec 2020

The state of UK justice and security after the transition period

Sunday’s decision by the UK and EU to continue negotiations past the parties’ self-imposed deadline offers a glimmer of hope that a justice and security deal may still be within reach before the 31 December cliff-edge. While the long-term impact of exiting the EU without a deal remains the subject of much debate, the immediate […]

8th Dec 2020

UK man successfully resists extradition to US

Christopher Taylor, 58, from Wigan was discharged from extradition proceedings on 7 December 2020 by District Judge Michael Fanning, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in proceedings brought by US authorities in connection with the mass hacking of webcams. The court was told that Mr Taylor, a full-time caregiver for his wife, suffers from depression and […]

16th Nov 2020

Former Intelligence Chiefs urge Home Secretary to block extradition to Romania of Alexander Adamescu

On 20 October 2020, the High Court dismissed Romanian national Bogan Alexander Adamescu’s appeal against a decision of District Judge Zani, sitting at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, not to discharge him from extradition proceedings and that he be returned to Romania on charges of bribing judges. Mr Adamescu’s legal team argued that his extradition should be […]

5th Nov 2020

Former Barclays trader successfully resists extradition to UK

The Court d’appeal de Paris (appellate court), on 4 November 2020, refused the UK extradition request in respect of former Barclays trader Phillippe Moryoussef, and ordered his discharge on the grounds that the conduct contained in the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) was not a crime in France at the time it occurred. Mr Moryoussef was […]

23rd Oct 2020

Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 receives Royal Assent

On 22 October 2020, the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act received Royal Assent and partly entered into force. The Act introduces a new power of arrest without the need for a domestic warrant of persons sought for extradition in connection with serious offending where the request comes from a specified country. The NCA will be responsible […]

20th Oct 2020

Date set for Mike Lynch extradition hearing

Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 October 2020 where a date was set for the hearing in the ongoing US extradition proceedings against him. Mr Lynch, who faces charges of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud in the US in connection with the sale of his company Autonomy to […]

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