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Top London Extradition & Serious Crime solicitors win bail for client against extradition to Germany on conspiracy to murder charges

November 13, 2020

Germany v JB George Hepburne-Scott, Counsel instructed by Magdalena Motyl of Bark & Co Solicitors, secured bail for our client in the case of Germany v JB. Our client’s extradition is sought by Germany in relation to an allegation of conspiracy to murder going back to early 1998. Extradition is being resisted on multiple grounds… Read more »

Top-Rated Specialist Extradition Solicitors Bark & Co Successfully Challenge Extradition to Poland for Person Facing Drugs Charges

October 12, 2020

MN v Poland This case involved a Polish national facing extradition for possession of cannabis and amphetamine. The only information we were provided with regarding possible sentence in Poland was that the maximum sentence was 3 years. We submitted that the requested person ought to be discharged under s.21A of the Extradition Act 2003 as… Read more »

Top-Rated Specialist Extradition Solicitors Bark & Co Successfully Challenge European Arrest Warrant

September 7, 2020

R v Greece Top-Rated Extradition Solicitors Bark & Co Successfully Challenged European Arrest Warrant issued by Greece. This was an accusation warrant and related to 7 offences of the alleged participation in a criminal organisation and drugs trafficking. Our client was discharged under s.21(A)(4)(a) of the Extradition Act 2003. Magdalena Motyl of Bark & Co… Read more »

Top-Rated Specialist Extradition Solicitors Bark & Co Successfully Challenge Extradition to Romania for Client wanted for theft & burglary

August 24, 2020

TK v Romania Hheard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, the District Judge Snow discharged our client Tibor K from the European Arrest Warrant that he faced. This was a conviction warrant which related to 2 offences of theft/burglary. 2 years’ imprisonment were imposed. The Judge discharged our client on offence 1 under Section 10(3) of the… Read more »

Another Successful Extradition Appeal

September 26, 2018

The case of Patryk Lewicki v Polish Judicial Authority was heard at the Administrative Court on 26th September 2018 before Mrs Justice Whipple. Laura Herbert from Charter Chambers was instructed by Magdalena Motyl. We successfully argued that due to the short sentence remaining to be served in Poland it would be a disproportionate breach of… Read more »

High Court Extradition Victory

August 7, 2018

On Monday 8th July 2018, following a successful appeal against the Extradition Order issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, in the case of Gumieniczek v Poland, the High Court quashed the Order for Extradition and the client was immediately released. Our challenge was based on the aggregation of the sentence with non-extradition offences, a point… Read more »

Bark&co succeeds in a landmark Ecuadorean Extradition case

June 22, 2018

After eighteen months of hearings, the case of Ecuador v D C-V has finally come to a successful end. The client was overjoyed when she was discharged at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22nd June 2018 following successive and co-ordinated contested legal applications in Court in Ecuador and England. George Hepburne Scott from Church Court Chambers… Read more »

‘Houdini is nothing compared to you’

December 4, 2017

The quote of a client M.F. whose Appeal was finally granted by Consent Order from the Administrative Court on 1 December 2017. M.F.’s extradition was originally ordered by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 November 16, then his initial appeal was refused by the High Court on 24 January 17 and then refused again at an Oral… Read more »

More Extradition Success For Bark&co

November 16, 2017

On 16th November 2017, in the case of District Court of Koszalin, Poland v Rafal Szpiec, heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, District Judge Inyundo discharged our client Mr Szpiec from the European Arrest Warrant that he faced. This was notwithstanding that it was a conviction warrant issued for Threats to Kill and multiple counts of… Read more »

Success In The Administrative Court

October 30, 2017

1. MM v Circuit Court in Katowice, Poland The case of Polish Judicial Authority v MM was heard at the Administrative Court on 25th October 2017 before Sir Wyn Williams sitting as a High Court Judge. We acted on behalf of the Appellant.  Following submissions in relation to Article 8 ECHR, the Court quashed the order… Read more »

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