Profile submitted by Catherine Brown
Catherine specialises in extradition and administrative and public law.
Catherine is instructed both for requested persons and foreign governments from first instance to the Divisional Court in both in Part 1 and Part 2 requests. Part 2 instructions include acting on behalf of the governments of the USA, Ukraine and Turkey. Catherine is currently acting for the Turkish government in two ongoing requests.
In addition, she was junior counsel in a recently concluded Divisional Court case concerning the correct statutory interpretation of sections of the Extradition Act 2003 and the tension between the law on removal pursuant to an extradition order and pending domestic criminal proceedings (Auzins (No. 2) v. Prosecutor-General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia  EWHC 48 (Admin)).
Catherine regularly acts on behalf of requested persons who seek to challenge extradition due to the prison conditions in the requesting country. Recent instructions involved challenges to the prison regimes in both Romania and Greece.
Catherine advises on the use of Interpol Red Notices and in cases at the pre-arrest stage.
Administrative and public law:
As a member of the Attorney General’s Civil C Panel, Catherine is instructed in judicial reviews and to advise on a range of issues, predominantly in the field of immigration. She is acting in ongoing matters before the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.
Extradition Lawyers Association, Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum, Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit (Assistant Treasurer).
Called 2005 (Middle Temple), appointed to CPS Advocate Panel (general crime) and specialist Extradition Panel, appointed to Attorney General's C Panel of Civil Counsel (2016).