Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Extradition - London (Bar)
Amanda Bostock acts for judicial authorities and requested persons in extradition proceedings. She has particular expertise in extradition cases centred on prison conditions in Hungary and Bulgaria, among other foreign states.
Strengths: "A tenacious advocate who grasps the issues quickly. She is always impressive."
Recent work: Instructed as leading junior counsel for Hungary in a case seeking the extradition of five family members. The persons concerned were alleged to have directed a sophisticated criminal organisation from the UK by defrauding pensioners in Hungary of over EUR3 million through impersonating their relatives as victims of car accidents.
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Amanda is a criminal barrister and highly respected extradition specialist who has practised almost exclusively in this niche area for a number of years with cases ranging from first instance to the Supreme Court where return is sought for crimes ranging from dishonesty and drugs offences to murder, gang rape, international people trafficking and war crimes.
She is regularly instructed on behalf of requesting governments including the Republic of Moldova, the United Arab Emirates and Russia as well as the full range of European cases. She is preferred Counsel for Hungarian prison conditions .
For requested persons she acts in cases raising human rights concerns and prison conditions across a plethora of jurisdictions, particularly in relation to vulnerable persons and inadequate medical care, alongside technical arguments in relation to request sufficiency and trial in absence. She is a thoughtful and conscientious lawyer with a 'lovely manner' towards clients, instilling confidence both in the client and before each tribunal.
Several cases in which Amanda has acted continue to be cited as guideline authorities including Zabolotnyi v Hungary  UKSC 14, Puceviciene & Others v Lithuania & Others  EWHC 1862 (Admin), Szegfu v Hungary  EWHC 1764 (Admin), Fox v Germany  EWHC 3396 (Admin), Sobczyk v Poland  EWHC 3353 (Admin),Purcell & Others v Belgium  EWHC 1981 (Admin) and Fuzesi & Balasz v Hungary  EWHC 1885 (Admin)
Defence Extradition Lawyers' Forum
Criminal Bar Association
European Criminal Bar Association
Extradition Lawyers' Association