Peters & Peters


“Highly responsive, knowledgeable in the law, and know how to handle sensitive situations” (Chambers 2024).

Legal directory Chambers ranks us in its top band for this area of work.

Our extradition team is led by Jasvinder Nakhwal who has acted on many of the leading cases in this sphere, and Nick Vamos, former Head of Extradition at the Crown Prosecution Service.

We are a market leader in this area, with more than 30 years’ experience in extradition as a firm. We have achieved resounding success for numerous clients facing extradition from the UK to a wide variety of jurisdictions, including the Russian Federation, US, India, Kenya, and European countries operating the European Arrest Warrant.

We also advise on extradition proceedings in any of the former UK colonies or Commonwealth countries which have similar legislative schemes, and we are currently dealing with cases in Bermuda and Trinidad.

Our lawyers are frequently consulted prior to any formal extradition request and are particularly adpt at providing specialist strategic advice on pre-emptive and proactive steps that might be taken at an early stage, and at every stage of any subsequent extradition proceedings. We regularly assist lawyers overseas dealing with extradition proceedings outside the UK and have helped successfully resist requests made to Monaco, Germany and Cyprus.

We are particularly sought-after where the extradition request is politically or economically motivated. To date, we have been successful in challenging all such extradition requests received from the Russian Federation.

Our internationally-recognised team adopts an imaginative and strategic approach to each case and is expert in advising clients throughout extradition proceedings, including securing bail, sensitive evidence-gathering, formal hearings and any necessary appeals.

Our team’s innovation and determination has enabled us to devise creative solutions and achieve outstanding success for our clients and resounding judgments in the extradition court that have also developed case law Often, our clients face multiple investigations and proceedings at a time.

We are well-versed with dealing with matters of great complexity, including where the personal safety of our client or key witnesses is at risk. We were the first to secure anonymity for a witness giving evidence for the defence in an extradition matter.

Our reputation in this area means that we are often called-upon by corporate entities around the world to advise when they have been the victims of fraud.

We also advise corporations and senior executives about the risk of extradition to the US arising from the trend towards criminalising regulatory matters and the active prosecution agencies in the US. We currently represent a number of senior UK executives facing potential extradition to the US, stemming from a variety of separate fraud investigations. In addition, we help significant shareholders and officers of large online gaming companies to identify the risks arising from business in the US in light of actual or potential criminal investigations.

We maintain exceptional working relationships with key immigration lawyers, and have an international network of trusted experts and advisors with the appropriate skills and experience to assist as necessary.

We recently launched the Peters & Peters Extradition UK blog site authored by our experts Jasvinder Nakhwal and Nick Vamos. The Extradition UK blog is a free to use service providing comprehensive and timely news updates about extradition, INTERPOL and Mutual Legal Assistance.