A Hat-trick of Recent extradition victories for George Hepburne Scott
On the 29th April, George secured permission to appeal in an extradition matter which was granted by Chamberlain J at a renewal hearing (C.B. v Portugal). This will now proceed to a full extradition appeal hearing at the High Court in June this year.
On the 1st June, George secured a discharge of a client following a full extradition hearing before District Judge Leong. The case involved a conviction in Sicily for mafia offences and a prison term of 7 years 4 months (Italy v B.T.). The judicial authority (through the CPS) later confirmed it was not appealing the decision.
On the 10th June, George secured permission to appeal at a renewal hearing in an extradition appeal in a case involving a Hungarian conviction for fraud totalling €350,000. On this occasion, Morris J granted permission to appeal and the full extradition appeal hearing shall now proceed before the High Court later in the year.”