European Arrest Warrant

Our Principal Solicitor is considered a leader in the area of the Trade & Cooperation Agreement (Extradition to UK). 

What is a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) ? 

The European Arrest Warrant (EAW) is a simplified cross-border judicial surrender procedure which is applied in all Member States of the European Union. The EAW is issued by a judicial authority in a first Member State (issuing Member State) to a judicial authority in a second requested Member State (executing Member State) for the purposes of a criminal prosecution or the execution of a custodial sentence.

Introduced in January 2004, the EAW is based on the principle of mutual recognition and is founded on trust and direct contact among the judicial authorities of the Member States. Replacing previous extradition tools that required political involvement, the instrument allows for faster and simpler surrender procedures by setting strict time limits for surrendering suspects and convicted persons, providing practitioners with a single standard form and establishing limited possibilities for refusal by the executing State.

What areas do you specialise in Extradition Law? 

We specialise in the following areas of Extradition Law;

  • European Arrest Warrant / Surrender
  • Procedure for Surrender / Extradition
  • Refusing Surrender / Extradition
  • Mutual Assistance

Facing an extradition request can be distressing, catching defendants and their families off guard with minimal warning. The legal avenues to oppose such requests are often narrow, emphasizing the need for prompt and sound advice. We provide interpreter services and, if financial constraints arise, assistance is available through the Attorney General Scheme.

If you or a family member have been arrested and detained under a European arrest warrant, it’s crucial to reach out to Extradition Solicitors immediately via our 24-hour telephone line at 0429335618 to secure specialised advice in this field.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schengen Information System

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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