• 'Delivering quality at every level' Chambers UK 2018
  • 'Regularly sought out to handle high-profile matters 'Chambers UK 2017
  • 'Brings high levels of expertise and experience of UK and international jurisdictions to its provision of advice and representation' Legal 500 2016


QEB Hollis Whiteman draws on its wide-ranging experience and expertise in all areas of Criminal, Public and International Law to provide advice and representation at all stages of the extradition process.


Members of QEB Hollis Whiteman act on behalf of States, Judicial Authorities, Government Agencies and Requested Individuals. Our wealth of experience in Criminal, Public and International Law means we are well placed to advise on all matters relating to this rapidly developing practice area. We are able to assist those involved in complex extradition cases ranging from Environmental Crimes to Multinational Frauds. 

Our team assists at all stages of the extradition process, from advice before an extradition request through to representation at every stage of the legal proceedings. 

Our Experience

We advise and represent in relation to European Arrest Warrants, requests from Category 2 territories and those with whom the UK has ad hoc extradition arrangements. We advise and represent in appeals against extradition at every level of Court, national and international. We prepare applications to the High Court for habeas corpus and Judicial Review Proceedings, and we provide advice and representation in relation to the removal of INTERPOL Red Notices and the transmission of material obtained through mutual legal assistance.

Notable Cases

Italy v Riva
The Extradition of an Italian Businessman in relation to alleged Environmental and Financial Crimes in Italy.



Recent Cases


Criminal Courts: Coping with Covid-19

Edmund Smith  of  Kingsley Napley  and  Kerry Broome  of QEB Hollis Whiteman review how the administration of criminal justice has changed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and what this might mean for the future.  ...