Gillen and Co have developed an expertise is the area of Extradition Law. Recent changes to this area of law have led to a substantial increase in the number of arrests by Police of persons wanted on European Arrest Warrants.
We have represented many clients arrested under the EAW scheme in both the County Court and Divisional Court (High Court) and defeated requests for clients to be returned to the Requesting State. We have experience in dealing with cases involving Human Rights violations, prison conditions and allegations of corruption in the Requesting State.
Being arrested on a European Arrest Warrant is an incredibly stressful experience, it causes upset to families and can have a negative impact on your work and family life. It is important to know your rights, how you can apply for bail and get the proper advice from an Extradition Lawyer. In many cases warrants are issued for trivial offences or for offences which happened many years ago. Getting the right advice early will help you deal with your case in the best possible way and potentially avoid going to prison.
In 2016 Ruairi Gillen was appointed as the Northern Ireland Expert for the Council of Europe report into European Arrest Warrant Rights in Brussels. During the review Ruairi worked alongside the top extradition lawyers from each European State. Ruairi is also a member of the UK Extradition Lawyers Association and can provide advice on all aspects of Extradition Law including:
- Bars to Extradition
- Human Rights violations
- Extradition Bail
- Applications for Discharge
- Temporary Surrender
- Appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
Our notable cases include:
Poland v Pawel Tumkiewicz.  NIQB 107 – Northern Ireland Divisional Court
If you require advice or representation in relation to any matter related to Extradition law contact us by telephone by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have been arrested you can ask the Police to contact our office, even if it is after working hours.