Julia acts in complex extradition cases at the highest level. She is frequently instructed to advise in cases requiring detailed submissions on technical points of law and has appeared on numerous occasions before the Divisional Court, both as a led junior and as a sole junior against Queen’s Counsel. In the last 12 months, she has appeared in the leading ‘class action’ cases on Romanian and Bulgarian prison conditions and has represented the Greek, Bulgarian and French authorities in high-profile Article 3 challenges to extradition.
Julia’s recent cases of note include:
- The leading case on prison conditions and the reliability of assurances given by the Bulgarian authorities (Georgiev, Dimitrov and Georgiev v Bulgarian Judicial Authorities [ 2017] EWHC 359 (Admin))
- The leading case on Romanian prison conditions (Grecu and Bagarea v Romania  EWHC 1427 (Admin);  4 W.L.R. 139)
- Divisional Court authority on the passage of time bar and prison conditions in Ioannina Prison, Greece (Obert v Public Prosecutor’s Office of Appeal of Ioannina, Greece  EWHC 303 (Admin))
- High Court authority on the correct approach to the issue of passage of time where there are multiple European arrest warrants (Zengota v Poland  EWHC 191 (Admin);  1 W.L.R. 3103)
- Divisional Court authority on the reliability of assurances given by the Romanian authorities (Romanian Judicial Authorities v Zagrean, Sunca, Chihaia  EWHC 2786 (Admin))
- Divisional Court authority on the passage of time bar in cases involving suspended sentences (Wisniewski et al v Polish Judicial Authorities  1 W.L.R. 3750)
- Divisional Court authority on the status of the EAW Framework Decision and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union since the ‘opt-in/ opt out’ of pre-Lisbon Treaty criminal justice measures (Cretu v Local Court of Suceava, Romania  1 W.L.R. 3344)
- Divisional Court authority on the validity of European arrest warrants where sentences for various offences have been merged and aggregated (Romanian Judicial Authorities v Edutanu et al  1 W.L.R. 2933).