Furnival Chambers

Amanda Bostock

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Amanda is a highly respected extradition specialist who has practised almost exclusively in this niche area for a number of years.

She is regularly instructed on behalf of Requesting Governments including the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany and Norway and is preferred Counsel for Hungarian prison conditions cases as well as major cases concerning s.12A of the Act.

For Requested Persons she has acted in cases raising Turkish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian and Belgian prison conditions particularly in relation to inadequate provision of physical and mental healthcare and alongside technical arguments under s.2, s.12A and s.20.

Several cases in which Amanda has acted continue to be cited as guideline authorities including Puceviciene & Others v Lithuania & Others [2016] EWHC 1862 (Admin), Szegfu v Hungary [2015] EWHC 1764 (Admin), Fox v Germany [2017] EWHC 3396 (Admin), Sobczyk v Poland [2017] EWHC 3353 (Admin),Purcell & Others v Belgium [2017] EWHC 1981 (Admin), Fuzesi & Balasz v Hungary [2018] EWHC 1885 (Admin) & Szalai & Zabolotnyi v Hungary [2019] EWHC 934 (Admin).

As these cases demonstrate, Amanda is instructed at all levels regularly, including the Divisional Court, both alone and as led junior. She is due to appear before the Supreme Court acting for the Hungarian Government in 2021 when the Court will consider whether extradition can continue in light of present prison conditions.

Professional Memberships

Defence Extradition Lawyers' Forum

Criminal Bar Association

European Criminal Bar Association

Extradition Lawyers' Association