Mike Lynch acquittal turns spotlight on UK-US extradition deal

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Last week, a US jury acquitted Mike Lynch, one of the UK’s former leading tech entrepreneurs, of fraud. He spent around one-third of his 12-year legal battle fighting extradition to the US. His case has fuelled criticism of the extradition arrangements between the UK to the US, with critics calling them “desperately unfair” and too […]

Assange can appeal extradition to U.S., British court rules

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Earlier this week, the High Court ruled that Julian Assange could appeal his extradition to the US. In this last episode of the long-running battle that the WikiLeaks founder has been fighting against the 2022 extradition decision made by then Home Secretary Priti Patel, the judges gave him until tomorrow to submit a full case […]

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Viewers confused by small detail in Red Eye first episode

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The first episode of Red Eye, a thriller that first aired last month on ITV, had viewers glued to their seats. On landing in Heathrow, the main character is extradited straight to China for a crime that he claims he did not commit, having been denied a phone call or any form of legal representation. […]

Court asks for further assurances in Assange’s extradition case

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The finishing line may be getting closer, but in the latest twist in Julian Assange’s marathon fight against his extradition to the US, the High Court has asked the US and the Secretary of State for some further assurances. At a two-day hearing in February, the High Court considered whether the WikiLeaks founder could be […]

P&P secures client’s discharge in extradition case involving Kenya

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Nick Vamos and Franziska Christen have secured a discharge for a client facing extradition to the Republic of Kenya (a category 2 territory under the Extradition Act 2003) to face criminal proceedings for conspiracy to defraud. We had previously won the client’s release on conditional bail. The case raised issues in relation to: – the […]

Will Assange die in a US prison? – Nick Vamos and Anna Bradshaw in the news

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Yesterday, the legal team of Julian Assange was back in court in a bid to stop the extradition of the Wikileaks founder to the US. The two-day hearing in the High Court will consider whether Mr Assange can be granted leave to appeal against the 2022 extradition decision made by then Home Secretary Priti Patel. […]

Dr Anna Bradshaw

Sara Sharif: international manhunt over murder of girl, 10

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On Thursday last week, the body of 10-year-ol Sara Sharif was found at her home in Working, Surrey. The police said that the three people it was trying to find in connection with her death had left the UK the day before. The police is now working with international authorities to locate them. Anna Bradshaw […]

Dr Anna Bradshaw

On-the-run son of Ivorian diplomat who fled to Africa before he could be arrested over murder of aspiring lawyer

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Last week, according to media reports, two men who had stabbed to death an aspiring lawyer in a case of mistaken identity were each jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years. In February 2021, a group of six men attacked Sven Badzak, 22, and a friend, 16, near a supermarket in Kilburn, […]