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Mark Summers

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Crime , Extradition
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Crime - London (Bar)

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Mark Summers QC
Strengths: "Great in front of a jury, he is extremely talented and prepared to take difficult and novel legal points."
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Extradition - London (Bar)

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Mark Summers QC
An expert in mutual legal assistance who represents individuals as well as European and other governments in all manner of extradition cases. He has particular experience of handling US extradition matters. Sources praise him for being a "smooth, articulate counsel."
Strengths: "An absolutely outstanding silk whose knowledge and intellectual breadth really set him apart." "A great scholar and a powerful advocate who is very knowledgeable."
Recent work: Represented the US government in USA v Pearse, Singh & Subeva. This case concerned the extradition of three former Credit Suisse bankers charged with arranging hidden loans to Mozambique.
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Practice Areas

Specialist in extradition, mutual legal assistance, criminal EU law. Recent extradition cases include ● India v Vijay Mallya ● USA v Naviner Sarao (the 2010 “flash crash”) ● USA v Kareem Serageldin (Credit Suisse executive prosecuted for his part in the 2008 financial crisis) ● the collapse of Enron (the “NatWest 3”) ● Spain v Rwandan intelligence chief, General Karenzi Karake ● Sweden v Julian Assange ● South Africa v Shrien Dewani. Mark’s domestic criminal practice focuses on anti-terrorism and cases concerning complex cross-border and jurisdictional issues. His recent caseload has included ● R v Anjem Choudary ● the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bombing ● the Pakistani international cricket spot-fixing trial ● the plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange ● challenges to the legality of the policing of the 2011 Royal Wedding.

Professional Memberships

Extradition Lawyers' Association (former Chair).

Publications

Co-author of “Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings” (Bloomsbury, 4th. ed., 2014); "The Law of Extradition and Mutual Assistance" (OUP, 3rd ed., 2013), “Human Rights and Criminal Justice” (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd ed., 2012). Contributing editor to "Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure" (OUP).

Mark Summers

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