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The Extradition Act 2003 is a complex piece of legislation and the law is constantly evolving. Important decisions need to be made at the first hearing and while those with a background in criminal law will be familiar with some of the concepts, extradition law is a niche area which requires practitioners to have knowledge and understanding of the developing case law along with the distinct procedure and terminology used within extradition proceedings.
Extradition law: a practitioner’s guide provides a highly practical guide to extradition law for those representing requested persons. It is written with the duty solicitor in mind, but is essential reading for all solicitors and barristers acting in extradition proceedings, from the magistrates’ court to the High Court.
Since the first edition of this book was published the Extradition Act 2003 has been substantially amended by the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Both a forum bar and proportionality bar have been introduced. Following the recommendation in the Sir Scott Baker review on extradition, a leave to appeal stage was finally brought into force. This book covers all of these amendments and more.