Under the Extraditions Act 2003, once a court has ordered an extradition, an appeal against extradition must be lodged within seven days for Category 1 extraditions or within 14 days for Category 2 extraditions.
The person being extradited – called the “requested person” – may appeal to the High Court against extradition and this may involve other areas of the law such as human rights or even mental health law, if the requested person has a mental health condition.
The country requesting extradition – call the “requesting State” can also appeal against a court’s decision to discharge a person they have requested extradition of.
Appeals can also be made to the Supreme Court if permission has been given to appeal a High Court ruling.
In some cases it may be possible to take an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights – for example under Article 8, if extradition is likely to breach the right to a family life.
Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors have considerable expertise in preparing appeals against extradition in both Category 1 and Category 2 cases.
In cases where the person extradited may not receive a fair trial, may face torture – or may not be able to access healthcare for a pre-existing condition in a Category 2 requesting State – Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors will also be able to advise on appealing Supreme Court rulings at the European Court of Human Rights.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and a successful track record in representing clients in appeals against extradition.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide in England and Wales – and a criminal defence solicitor from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients appealing against extradition in the High Court, Supreme Court or European Court of Human Rights – call Duncan Lewis motoring offence solicitors 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on appeals against extradition from Category 1 or Category 2 requesting States.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis advises clients who wish to appeal against extradition to contact us as soon as possible – the time limit for Category 1 appeals is seven days and for Category 2 appeals, 14 days.
Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors can also advise on appealing extradition before the extradition hearing, to make sure that an appeal is lodged as soon as possible if a court orders extradition.
Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors are a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services.
However, Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances – Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis extradition solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some cases, after the event insurance may also be a funding option.
Call Duncan Lewis Extradition Solicitors to discuss Appeals Against Extraditions on 020 7923 4020.