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Profile submitted by Nicholas Hearn

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Nicholas is a criminal barrister who enjoys complementary practices in extradition and crime (with an emphasis on fraud). Nicholas is an extradition practitioner with many years’ experience of acting in complex extradition proceedings both on behalf of Governments and requested persons. Nicholas regularly appears in the Divisional Court both as a leading junior and a junior alone, frequently appearing against Queens Counsel. In 2016, he appeared before the Supreme Court in Goluchowski & Sas [2016] UKSC 36. Some of his recent reported extradition cases include: Vasilev v Bulgaria [2016] EWHC 1401 (Admin),GS v Hungary [2016] 4 W.L.R. 33 Geleziunas v Lithuania [2016] A.C.D. 53, Poland v Celinski [2016] 1 W.L.R. 551, Miraszewski v Poland [2015] 1 W.L.R. 3929. Nicholas also advises individuals who are (or fear they may be) the subject of Interpol Red Notices. Nicholas can provide comprehensive advice regarding the procedure for obtaining information held by Interpol and applications for the deletion of such material and the lifting of Red Notices. Nicholas's criminal practice focuses on large scale fraud. In 2015, he was instructed on behalf of a former CEO of a multi-national charity (“Shelterbox”), accused of dishonestly showing favour to his son’s company in relation to the award of procurement contracts. In 2016, he is instructed as junior counsel to the Crown in multiple trials arising from allegations of corruption within the Royal Household.