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Louisa Collins

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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 [2020] EWHC 1198 (Admin). Zawila v Poland [2019] EWHC 3698 (Admin). Surovy [2019] EWHC 1309 (Admin): Proportionality and exceptional circumstances under Crim PD XI para.50A.4. Carpenter [2019] EWHC 211 (Admin): s12A, charging decisions. Beczer [2019] EWHC 1016 (Admin): Time served.

Szlachetka [2019] EWHC 1329 (Admin) :Delay. Minchev [2019] EWHC 1925 (Admin) :Dual criminality. Zagul [2019] EWHC 121 (Admin): Article 8.

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