Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Extradition - London (Bar)
David Williams is a highly regarded junior who frequently handles complex extradition matters, including those involving European prison conditions. He also has expertise in Part 2 requests from the USA.
Strengths: "A formidable extradition lawyer and an excellent advocate able to persuade and get the most difficult of judges on his side."
Recent work: Appeared for the pregnant mother of three young children in a case in which both parents were requested to be returned to Romania.
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David is an extradition barrister of significant experience, representing Requested Persons wanted in both Part 1 and Part 2 jurisdictions. He has considerable expertise in prison conditions across many jurisdictions and appeared in the leading cases in Bulgaria (Kirchanov & Others  EWHC 1285 (Admin)) and Lithuania (Aleksynas & Others  EWHC 437 (Admin)).
David has been instructed in a number of other leading cases including on Double Jeopardy, led by Helen Malcolm QC (Kulibaba v USA  EWHC 176 (Admin)), Forum, led by David Josse QC (Atraskevic v Lithuania  1 W.L.R. 2762) and section 12A, led by David Perry QC before the Lord Chief Justice (Puceviciene and Others  1 W.L.R. 4937). He has been involved in Judicial Review proceedings in an extradition context both led and alone (R (Lazarov) v WMC  EWHC 3050 (Admin), Augusciak v Poland  EWHC 420 (Admin) and R (Tarabanovs) v WMC  EWHC 3641 (Admin)).
He has developed significant expertise in requests from the USA securing a number of discharges following very long running cases. David’s expertise in sports law, particularly football, means he is increasingly instructed to represent professional sportspeople and those in the sports industry faced with extradition.