Extradition is a legal process by which a requesting state can apply for the arrest and surrender of a peron from another state, for the purpose of conducting a criminal prosecution or executing a custodial sentence. It is quite different from deportation, which is concerned with the removal of an individual from a national territory.
Extradition requests from and out of the United Kingdom are governed by the Extradition Act 2003 which came into force on 1 January 2003. It is aimed to provide a new simplified system of surrender of accused and convicted/sentenced persons. We regularly act in all aspects of serious and complex crimes involving both category 1 and category 2 territories at both first instance and appellate stages including appeals to the Supreme Court.