Extradition / International Arrest Warrants

About George Hepburne Scott

George also acts in public law proceedings, such as applications for judicial review, habeas corpus applications, immigration, and statutory appeal proceedings. He advises individuals at each stage of the extradition process, including mutual legal assistance matters (such as Interpol Red Notice challenges and removal).

George is highly experienced at conducting extradition proceedings under Part 1 and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. He has represented numerous individuals before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the High Court. George can provide informed advice and effective advocacy at each stage of proceedings.

George relishes advocacy in all its forms, whether addressing the Court of Appeal, High Court or a District Judge and believes that practising across a number of different fields and forums is a positive advantage in keeping advocacy skills sharp and legal thinking flexible.

Recent extradition cases:

  • 7 January 2020 – Greece v RK (Ref GR85001) – Westminster Magistrates’ Court, CPS strongly objected to bail. Bail granted by District Judge Baraitser.10 December 2019 – RK v Poland  CO/3050/2019 – High Court Application to stay case pending Polish Court Judgment granted by Mr Justice Jeremy Baker.

    28 November 2019 – Poland v CZ CO/1783/2019 – High Court Appeal against Order for Extradition successful.  Order for Extradition quashed by Mrs Justice Farbey.

    21 November 2019 – RM v Romania CO/4982/2019 – High Court Application for Permission to Appeal an Order for Extradition. Granted on grounds of Art 3 and Art 8 by Mr Justice Jeremy Baker.

    20 November 2019 – Italy v SH CO/4546/2019 – High Court Application for Bail. CPS strongly objected to bail. Bail Granted by Mrs Justice Whipple.

    11 November 2019 – Poland v SJ (Ref 86SX260) – Westminster Magistrates’ Court, CPS strongly objected to bail. Bail granted by District Judge Goldspring.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Member of the Extradition Lawyers Association