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Chambers of David Josse QC

LONDON, EC4V 5BZ, ENGLAND
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Natasha Draycott

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 207 332 5400
Email:
Web:
www.5sah.co.uk/barristers/natasha-draycott
5 St Andrews Hill (Chambers of David Josse QC)

Work Department

Natasha practises in extradition & international and immigration.

Position

Natasha Draycott is a leading extradition barrister who acts for both foreign governments and requested persons.  Natasha is ranked as Band 2  barrister in Chambers and Partners as a leader in the field of extradition at the London Bar.

"Very bright and particularly good at handling clients."  

"She is an excellent advocate who is extremely diligent in her work and has an impressive ability to quickly identify the issues in her cases." 

Chambers and Partners 2018

Natasha is ranked as a Band 3 leading individual in the Legal 500 in the field of International Crime and Extradition at the London Bar.

‘She is often involved in prison conditions cases.’

Legal 500 2017

She has expertise in cases involving Article 8 and was recently led by Alan Jones QC in the leading authority on Article 8: Celinski & Others [2015].

She was the first to win an appeal involving a fugitive with only a partner in the UK, Sobieraj [2013]. This was followed by the landmark case of Chmura [2013], the first appeal allowed where the Appellant had no family.

"She is very dogged: she doesn't let go of a point and is very effective either prosecuting or defending." 

Chambers and Partners 2016 for Extradition.  

Natasha successfully represented Parlinska [2017] in an appeal that set an important precedent for single parents facing extradition. In White [2017] Natasha was instrumental in persuading the Spanish Judicial Authority to withdraw an EAW when an Appellant faced a lengthy sentence for drugs offences. 

Natasha deals with a broad spectrum of EAWs. She was led by David Josse QC in India v. Kapoor[2015] a complex Part 2 case involving child abduction and recently represented an Appellant in a triple murder case Albania v Xhelili [2015]She is adept at making arguments relating to prison conditions in a variety of jurisdictions including Lithuania, Romania and Hungary. She represented the successful Appellant in Alekynas & others [2014].  She is also experienced in Habeas Corpus and Judicial Review proceedings Siuda [2014].

Natasha frequently acts for foreign governments. She recently acted for the US Government in relation to a $70m cyber fraud Konovalenko [2014]; for the Swiss Government, a drug importation case [2014]; for the Polish Government, one of the first reported ‘forum’ cases Piotrowicz [2014] and for the Hungarian Government in a lengthy human trafficking case Udvardy [2014].

 

Career

Natasha was called to the Bar in 2005.

Member

Middle Temple.


London Bar

International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition - Leading juniors

Natasha Draycott - 5 St Andrews HillVery approachable and personal, and able to think outside the box.

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