Biography

Rebecca has significant experience in both domestic criminal litigation and extradition, having acted for defendants in a wide range of criminal matters from serious fraud, money laundering and corruption, to sexual offences and offences involving violence or drugs. She advises on a wide range of white collar crime matters including SFO and FCA investigations. She has extensive experience of representing individuals at police station interviews. Rebecca is rated Band 1 in Chambers UK 2015 for crime: extradition.

Rebecca specialises in cases involving cross-jurisdictional elements. She has successfully defended a large number of persons requested by other states, both inside and outside the EU in extradition proceedings at all levels from the magistrates’ court to the Supreme Court. She has experience in advising in sanctions cases, and in providing advice to those subject to Interpol red notices and mutual legal assistance requests.

She has a detailed knowledge of legal developments both domestically and at the EU level and is keen to apply solutions which are both practical and, in appropriate circumstances, innovative, to a particular client’s needs.

Rebecca has co-written one of the leading practitioner texts on extradition law (Extradition Law: A Practitioner’s Guide) now in its second edition.

In October 2014, she gave evidence at the House of Lords to the Select Committee on Extradition Law.

Rebecca has Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal).

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Contact details

+44 207 814 1281 / rniblock@kingsleynapley.co.uk

  • Year Qualified

    2008

    Education

    University of Bristol (BA, PhD)
    University of Exeter (PgDipLaw, LPC)

    Memberships

    Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society
    Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum
    IBA War Crimes Committee