"A go-to chambers for extradition."

Legal 500 2022

"A set known for the consistent excellence of its members."

Chambers UK 2024

"... has long been a major player in the extradition sphere."

Chambers UK 2024

"The extradition team is highly skilled and offers a depth and breadth of counsel that ranks alongside any and all of the leading sets in this field."

Chambers UK 2024

"A phenomenal set."

Legal 500 2022

Three Raymond Buildings has been at the forefront of extradition law for over fifty years and is the leading set in this field. From the Pinochet case, in which we were instructed on all sides of the proceedings, and Berezovsky, to, more recently, US v Abu Hamza, US v Gary McKinnon, the Rwandan cases, South Africa v Dewani, and Julian Assange, we have acted in many of the landmark cases and, as such, have been instrumental in shaping the development of extradition law.

The depth and breadth of expertise and experience within Chambers means that we are able to advise any party at all stages of the extradition process. We regularly advise and represent requesting states, foreign governments, the CPS and the Secretary of State, and requested individuals, from the initial hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ court through to appellate proceedings before the High Court, the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. We also advise on UK requests for extradition as well as on extradition proceedings in foreign and Commonwealth jurisdictions.

Our unparalleled reputation in this field is sustained by recognised extradition specialists at all levels of call. The late Clive Nicholls KC was co-author of the leading textbook, The Law of Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (OUP), and senior members of Chambers act as expert witnesses on matters of UK extradition law in foreign jurisdictions and contribute to lectures and seminars both domestically and internationally.

We are experts in mutual legal assistance and are instructed regularly by the UK authorities to advise upon and draft letters of request to foreign jurisdictions. We also provide advice and representation to individuals and companies affected by mutual legal assistance requests, including potential suspects and witnesses, and offer advice regarding their rights and possible grounds for challenging the process.

We provide advice to foreign governments wishing to make requests to the UK to obtain evidence for their own domestic proceedings and representation in any subsequent legal challenges brought by the subject of such a request.

Find the right barrister

To find the right extradition barrister, and to discuss any possible instructions, please contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Areas of expertise

Julian Assange


Cando Armas

Abu Hamza

Boris Berezovsky


USA v Bermingham ('the NatWest Three)


Gary McKinnon

Shrien Dewani

“Chambers is filled with highly experienced, intellectually rigorous, and approachable trial advocates who are reliably excellent for general crime, financial crime, and extradition matters.”  Legal 500 2020

“Three Raymond Buildings has enormous expertise in extradition.”  Legal 500 2020

“A set known for the consistent excellence of its members.” Chambers UK 2021

“Members here are noted for their advice on mutual legal assistance.” Chambers UK 2021

“Three Raymond Buildings has an acknowledged reputation in extradition and international crime matters, and more generally has an outstanding team which has a great depth of expertise and experience.”  Legal 500 2019

“Three Raymond Buildings has many barristers at all levels with extradition expertise.”  Legal 500 2019


Extradition barristers

King's Counsel

James Lewis KC

Call: 1987 / Silk: 2002

Barrister - James Lewis KC

Hugo Keith KC

Call: 1989 / Silk: 2009

Barrister - Hugo Keith KC

Simon Farrell KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2003

Barrister - Simon Farrell KC

Amanda Pinto KC

Call: 1983 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Amanda Pinto KC

Helen Malcolm KC

Call: 1986 / Silk: 2006

Barrister - Helen Malcolm KC

John Hardy KC

Call: 1988 / Silk: 2008

Barrister - John Hardy KC

James Hines KC

Call: 1982 / Silk: 2015

Barrister - James Hines KC

Matthew Butt KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2020

Barrister - Matthew Butt KC

Clair Dobbin KC

Call: 1999 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Clair Dobbin KC

Ben Watson KC

Call: 2002 / Silk: 2021

Barrister - Ben Watson KC

Rachel Barnes KC

Call: 2004 / Silk: 2022

Barrister - Rachel Barnes KC

Saba Naqshbandi KC

Call: 1996 / Silk: 2024

Barrister - Saba Naqshbandi KC
Junior Barristers

Nicholas Yeo

Call: 1999

Barrister - Nicholas Yeo

Rachel Scott

Call: 2004

Barrister - Rachel Scott

Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Barrister - Bo-Eun Jung

Robert Morris

Call: 2008

Barrister - Robert Morris

Emma Collins

Call: 2008

Barrister - Emma Collins

Amanda Bostock

Call: 2008

Barrister - Amanda Bostock

Heather Oliver

Call: 2010

Barrister - Heather Oliver

Patrick Hill

Call: 2010

Barrister - Patrick Hill

Daniel Mansell

Call: 2012

Barrister - Daniel Mansell

Eva Niculiu

Call: 2013

Barrister - Eva Niculiu

Reka Hollos

Call: 2014

Barrister - Reka Hollos

Rebecca Hadgett

Call: 2015

Barrister - Rebecca Hadgett

Genevieve Woods

Call: 2016

Barrister - Genevieve Woods

Ciju Puthuppally

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ciju Puthuppally

Ryan Dowding

Call: 2017

Barrister - Ryan Dowding

Ruby Shrimpton

Call: 2018

Barrister - Ruby Shrimpton

Charles McCombe

Call: 2017

Barrister - Charles McCombe

Jessica Hocking

Call: 2013

Barrister - Jessica Hocking

Kiera Oluwunmi

Call: 2019

Barrister - Kiera Oluwunmi

Ella Crine

Call: 2020

Barrister - Ella Crine

Rosa Bennathan

Call: 2021

Barrister - Rosa Bennathan

Stephen Bailey

Call: 2022

Barrister - Stephen Bailey

Harry Perkin

Call: 2022

Barrister - Harry Perkin

Calla Randall

Call: 2022

Barrister - Calla Randall

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