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Amanda Bostock successfully represents the judicial authorities in guideline case before the Lord Chief Justice on section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003

Amanda Bostock, led by John Hardy QC, represented the judicial authorities of Germany and Lithuania before the Divisional Court in the case of Puceviciene & Others v Lithuania & Others [2016] EWHC 1862 (Admin) which provides definitive guidance on the practical operation of section 12A, intended to ensure that extradition only takes place when the requesting country has made a clear decision to charge and try. Section 12A was introduced following the highly publicised case of Andrew Symeou who spent 10 months in pre-trial detention in Greece following his extradition for charges upon which he was later acquitted.