McMillan Williams

Chirag Patel

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Practice Areas

Chirag Patel practices in complex criminal defence and extradition law. He set up the extradition department at McMillan Williams in 2015 and heads a team of 14 talented lawyers. Chirag robustly and energetically challenges extradition requests and defends the rights of his clients with considerable success. Chirag also advises on Interpol Red Notices, their removal, mutual legal assistance, and human rights. Recent highlights include representation in the only Nigerian extradition request (ongoing), being granted the first ever application for permission to appeal against extradition out of time, securing discharge for a Requested Person allegedly involved in a €60million tax carousel fraud in Germany, and succeeding in an abuse of process argument for a Romanian national wanted in Italy to serve a 9 year sentence on the basis of securing evidence that his sentence had been transferred and served in Romania.

Career

Chirag qualified in 2003, obtained his Higher Rights of Audience in 2010 and was promoted to partner in 2015.

Professional Memberships

Chirag is a Committee Member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers' Forum (DELF).