Amanda is a renowned extradition practitioner acting for both foreign governments and those seeking to resist extradition. Having been appointed as a researcher to the Home Office Extradition Review and spending 12 months’ seconded to the CPS extradition unit she has a depth of academic understanding which is unrivalled. She has acted in many of the guideline authorities in this niche area of law including the following;
Kalinowski v Poland  EWHC 3734 (Admin) – Amanda successfully overturned an order for the extradition of K who was wanted for a stabbing in Slovenia which caused life threatening injuries. She succeeded due to a technical argument centred on dual criminality and the validity of the request.
Fuzesi & Balasz v Hungary  EWHC 1885 (Admin) – Led by James Hines QC for the Hungarian authorities, this case ensures extradition between Hungary and the UK can continue as a result of assurances guaranteeing adequate conditions in prison.
Sobczyk v Poland  EWHC 3353 (Admin) – Led by Helen Malcom QC, Amanda argued that culpable delay by foreign authorities should weigh in the balance against extradition even in the case of fugitive offenders.
Fox v Germany  EWHC 3396 (Admin) – The guideline authority in relation to s.12A of the Extradition Act for German cases establishes that the decision to try can be made by a prosecutor. This decision applies to all cases from Germany and has made the s.12A bar obsolete.
Klenovszki v Hungary  EWHC 2560 (Admin) – Divisional Court consideration of whether assurances provided by the Hungarian government had been breached.
Purcell v Belgium  EWHC 1981 (Admin) – The guideline authority considering whether Belgium prison conditions comply with human rights standards.
Sulaiman v France  EWHC 2868 (Admin) – Representing the French authorities as junior alone against leading Counsel in a complex case concerning abuse of process, extra-territoriality and specialty.
Puceviciene & Others v Lithuania & Others  EWHC 1862 (Admin) – Led by John Hardy QC before the then Lord Chief Justice (Lord Thomas of Cymgiedd). This case provides the definitive guidance on the practical operation of section 12A of the Extradition Act 2003 (in relation to all extradition cases) intended to ensure that extradition only takes place when the requesting country has made a clear decision to charge and try.
Szegfu v Court of Pecs, Hungary  EWHC 1764 (Admin);  WLR (D) 273 – Instructed alone before the Divisional Court including the now Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon. This case provides the first and only judicial guidance and interpretation of s.26 (5) of the Extradition Act 2003 relating to the time limits in which to bring an extradition appeal under section 26(4).
Zagorskij v Vilnius County Court, Lithuania  EWHC 2335 (Admin) – Before the Divisional Court including Lord Thomas of Cymgiedd LCJ as junior alone against leading and junior Counsel opposing extradition on the grounds of likely ill treatment of homosexual men within the Lithuanian prison estate.
Durdevic v Croatia – Amanda secured the extradition of a war criminal to Croatia.
Other current and recent instructions include the following;
Zabolotnyi v Hungary – Amanda is being led by James Hines QC in this matter before the Supreme Court. The case is likely to determine the relevance and correct test for admission of evidence from third countries about breaches of assurances which have been provided to allow extradition to continue where there are valid international human rights concerns.
Lithuania v SK – Amanda successfully represented SK in resisting extradition and prosecution in Lithuania for gang rape and GBH following successful liaison with the Lithuanian authorities alongside human rights arguments.
Bulgaria v Kavaldzhiev – Amanda continues to act for the Bulgarian authorities alone against leading and junior Counsel in this case which seeks the extradition of an individual for an alleged murder committed in the 1990’s. The case raises complex arguments grounded in CJEU case law and double jeopardy.