Partner Nick Vamos discusses the issue of forum in extradition law in The Barrister
Following his well-reported decision not to extradite the hacker Lauri Love to the US, in the recent case of Scott v USA the Lord Chief Justice took the Forum Bar into surprising new territory. Stuart Scott’s extradition to the USA for wire fraud was barred by reason of forum in circumstances when no UK prosecution was likely to follow. As a result Mr Scott avoided prosecution altogether. Read more.