We fight to win at national legal service

If you are going through an investigation or are facing court proceedings, at National Legal Service our criminal defence solicitors will provide you with the legal expert help you need.

We provide you with a clear, concise plan of action to help safeguard your future and to help you feel more assured allowing you to move forward knowing that you have a team of legal experts working and fighting for your legal rights and liberty.

  • Have you been arrested or have you been asked to attend an interview with the Police?
  • Are you going through an investigation by the Police or Government Body?
  • Are you charged with a criminal offence?
  • Are you facing criminal court proceedings?

We strive to ensure that each client feels they have been well represented, looked after and listened to. Additional information about our services is available on nationallegalservice.co.uk


Harun Matin- Head of Crime Department

Harun is a Londoner who has studied, qualified and practised here. As a trainee, he found a great interest in Criminal Law whilst undertaking work to assist the Solicitors on the well-known Baby P case that made national news. Once he qualified, he continued in the Criminal Law Department of an established firm in London and became a passionate and ambitious lawyer in the police stations and Magistrates courts.

How does extradition work?

What is the process?

Extradition is the process by which those who are wanted in another country, whether to serve a sentence of imprisonment or to stand trial for a criminal offense, are sought.

For the purposes of extradition, in general terms, the world is divided into two parts: European Union countries and countries outside the EU.

For requests from another EU country, a standardized and streamlined procedure is used whereby requests are made in the form of a European Arrest Warrant.

For requests from outside the EU, more information is required than that typically contained in a European Arrest Warrant. In some instances, specific bilateral arrangements are in place (notably, the United States).

How can I stop extradition?

How we can help?

There are a number of means by which we have prevented our client’s extradition.

First, it is vital to have a comprehensive technical understanding of the law in relation to the information which must be contained in an extradition request. The law in extradition is perpetually evolving and it is therefore imperative to keep abreast of developments.

Next, it is important to investigate the potential bars to extradition set out in the Extradition Act 2003. For instance, where extradition would result in “oppression” as a result of the passage of time, it is barred.

It is also imperative to explore whether any less coercive alternatives to extradition can be arranged. We have been successful in negotiating such outcomes with judicial authorities in numerous jurisdictions.

Finally, it is crucial to consider whether extradition is compatible with human rights. This is another aspect of extradition law that continually developing.

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Extradition proceedings can be very difficult for clients and their families. It is therefore vital to have an expert by your side every step of the way.

If you face extradition proceedings, or think you may have to in the future, please get in touch with one of our experts for a free consultation.

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