Profile submitted by James Stansfeld
James is an experienced practitioner who specialises in extradition, human rights and public law. He is regularly instructed to act for both requested persons and Governments in complex extradition cases and often appears alone before the Divisional Court. He has acted in many of the lead extradition cases, including two Supreme Court cases (Bucnys & Others  3 WLR 1485 & Goluchowski & Sas  1 WLR 2665). Recent lead cases include the latest decision on validity of EAWs (Alexander & Di Benedetto v France & Italy  EWHC 1392) and the lead decisions on Greek and Hungarian prison conditions (Owda v Greece  EWHC 1174, Marku v Greece  EWHC 1801 & GS v Hungary  4 WLR 93). James also has expertise in Part 2 requests, having appeared for the Albanian and Norwegian Governments and represented individuals sought by countries including the United States, Turkey and the Ukraine. James also advises on bringing challenges to INTERPOL Red Notices.
James is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel and he is instructed in judicial reviews, inquests and matters involving national security and closed material procedures. He has appeared before SIAC and in TPIM proceedings (SSHD v LG, JM IM  EWHC 1529 & SSHD v EB  EWHC 1970).
DELF (Committee Member), ELA, BIICL, HRLA, CBA