ProfileAmelia is a barrister specialising in extradition, international family and public law, and is ranked in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of Extradition at the London Bar.
Amelia is a leading specialist extradition practitioner, consistently recognised as a leader in the field by Chambers & Partners [or recognised as a ranked practitioner for XX years] She has acted and advised on behalf of defendants and requesting states in cases of the utmost gravity for over a decade. She has a particular interest in human rights arguments and children’s human rights.
Amelia advises judicial authorities nationally and internationally on securing extradition requests to this country in relation to grave offences, notably historic child abuse and sex offences, from territories such as America, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, Nigeria, Pakistanand South Africa.
Amelia she is also is instructed to advise in cases where individuals may be ‘at risk’ of extradition seeking to head-off extradition requests before a warrant has been issued and advises on challenging INTERPOL Red Notices.
She is experienced in related applications for injunctions, Judicial Review, habeas corpus and applications for interim relief from the European Court of Human Rights pursuant to Rule 39.
She also has a track record running cases overlapping with care proceedings, child abduction and trafficking and her practice includes international children work. She is also experienced at representing highly vulnerable people, including via intermediaries.
She has acted in advised in cases raising all possible reasons for resisting extradition and her expertise encompasses every area of work in the extradition field.
Amelia has written and lectured on extradition for over a decade and provides training on a range of issues concerning extradition.
Amelia is instructed in public and private law children cases in the County Court and High Court. Her work includes public law care proceedings, private child arrangements, injunctions, child abduction, relocation, stranded spouse, forced marriage and wardship proceedings.
She has particular experience with FGM Protection Orders, a subject on which she also teaches. Amelia also has an expanding practice in the law around modern families.
Amelia is increasingly instructed to represent children and their interests
Amelia is also instructed in those cases where international family matters coincide with extradition proceedings in respect of child abductions and her advice is increasingly sought in representing the interests of the children who are involved.
PUBLIC LAW & INQUESTS:
Amelia acts and advises in judicial review proceedings. She has been instructed in cases concerning challenges to the issue and execution of search warrants and in judicial review proceedings concerning education law, prisoner’s rights and immigration. She was junior in the case of Kammash and Ors, a large judicial review action brought by Iraqi nationals alleging mistreatment whilst in the custody of the British army. Amelia also has Inquest experience.
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