Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Extradition - London (Bar)
Louisa Collins is highly experienced in a wide range of complex extradition cases, and represents both foreign governments and requested persons. Collins also specialises in human rights and serious criminal matters.
Strengths: "A solid and knowledgeable extradition barrister who is able to get very good results in difficult cases."
Recent work: Instructed on behalf of the requested person in proceedings where extradition was sought by Italy on two European Arrest Warrants.
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Louisa is an experienced and established specialist extradition barrister, acting both on behalf of requesting foreign governments and requested persons. She has been practicing in this area of the law since 2008 and has a breadth of experience in numerous complex cases and has a record of success in matters concerning vulnerable individuals. She works tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcomes for her clients and is noted for her approachability and hard work ethic.
She has a busy appellate workload and has made applications to the ECHR and dealt with ancillary proceedings, including judicial review.
Recent instructions have involved a number of Part 2 jurisdictions (Moldova, Armenia, USA, India, UAE, Switzerland and Nigeria) and the full spectrum of countries under the EAW system.
Louisa has experience in challenging INTERPOL Red Notices, has assisted in negotiating prisoner transfer arrangements and has coordinated successful s21B interview requests.
Recent reported cases: Taranenco v Romania  EWHC 1198 (Admin). Zawila v Poland  EWHC 3698 (Admin). Surovy  EWHC 1309 (Admin): Proportionality and exceptional circumstances under Crim PD XI para.50A.4. Carpenter  EWHC 211 (Admin): s12A, charging decisions. Beczer  EWHC 1016 (Admin): Time served.
Szlachetka  EWHC 1329 (Admin) :Delay. Minchev  EWHC 1925 (Admin) :Dual criminality. Zagul  EWHC 121 (Admin): Article 8.