Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2018] All ER (D) 20 (Feb)
Neutral Citation: [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)

Lord Burnett CJ and Ousley J

Representation Edward Fitzgerald QC and Ben Cooper (instructed by Kaim Todner Solicitors Ltd) for the appellant.
  Peter Caldwell (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the requesting state.
  Alex Balin QC and Aaron Watkins (instructed by Liberty) for the interested party.
Judgment Dates: 5 February 2018


Extradition - Extradition order - Appeal

The Case

Extradition Extradition order. The appellant was discharged from extradition to the United States to face charges of making a series of cyber-attacks on the computer networks of private companies and US government agencies to steal and then publicly disseminate confidential information. The Divisional Court held that the forum bar in s 83A of the Evidence Act 2003 operated to prevent the appellant's extradition and that it would be oppressive to extradite him.

Practice Areas

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