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

13 Nov 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 including passage of time under s.14 of the Extradition Act 2003, and right to a fair trial under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In the meantime our client is a serving prisoner in the UK and the extradition proceedings will not conclude until that sentence is served. However, our client wished for bail in the extradition case in order to be properly categorised in custody (where he had been categorised from C back to B due to the extradition remand). Having been previously advised that his application for bail was “hopeless” by a previous Solicitor, JB instructed extradition specialists at Bark & Co and a detailed and forceful application for bail was made.

The German Judicial Authority objected to bail being granted, however, following Bark & Co’s application, on 13 November 2020, bail was sensationally granted by a District Judge at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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