The following Corporate Crime practice note produced in partnership with Jazvinder Nakhwal and Celia Marr of Peters & Peters provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for corporate crime?
Together, rules 1.1 and 50.2 of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (CrimPR), SI 2020/759, r 1.1 require the court, when dealing with extradition cases including appeals, to take into account:
mutual confidence and recognition between judicial authorities in the UK and in requesting territories, and
the conduct of extradition proceedings in accordance with international obligations, including obligations to deal swiftly with extradition requests
For more information, see News Analysis: Examining changes to extradition and mutual assistance and Practice Note: Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR)—update April 2017 [Archived].
If an individual’s extradition is ordered under EA 2003, Pt 1, then, unless that individual has consented to their extradition, they have seven days from the date of the order in which to apply for permission to appeal to the Administrative Court at the High Court. An appeal may
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