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Mark Summers QC

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Work 020 7404 3447
Email:
Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Specialist in extradition, mutual legal assistance, criminal EU law. Recent extradition cases include ● India v Vijay Mallya ● USA v Naviner Sarao (the 2010 “flash crash”) ● USA v Kareem Serageldin (Credit Suisse executive prosecuted for his part in the 2008 financial crisis) ● the collapse of Enron (the “NatWest 3”) ● Spain v Rwandan intelligence chief, General Karenzi Karake ● Sweden v Julian Assange  ● South Africa v Shrien Dewani.  Mark’s domestic criminal practice focuses on anti-terrorism and cases concerning complex cross-border and jurisdictional issues. His recent caseload has included ● R v Anjem Choudary ● the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bombing ● the Pakistani international cricket spot-fixing trial ● the plot to bomb the London Stock Exchange ● challenges to the legality of the policing of the 2011 Royal Wedding.

Career

Called 1996; Inner Temple • co-author of ‘Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings’ (Bloomsbury, 4th ed. 2014) • co-author ‘The Law of Extradition and Mutual Assistance’ (3rd ed. OUP, 2013) • co-author of ‘Human Rights and Criminal Justice’ (3rd ed. Sweet & Maxwell, 2012) • contributing editor to ‘Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure’ (Looseleaf, OUP).

Member

Extradition Lawyers’ Association (former chair).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Mark Summers QC - Matrix ChambersHis performance at substantive hearings is very impressive.

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International crime and extradition

Within: International crime and extradition – Leading silks

Mark Summers QC - Matrix ChambersA brilliant extradition specialist who has a down-to-earth manner that inspires confidence.

Within: International crime and extradition

Matrix Chambers is ‘one of the leading sets in London for this area’. It has individuals instructed on both sides of India’s request for the extradition of Vijay Mallya, chairman of United Breweries Group and co-owner of the Force India Formula One team, to face fraud charges; Clare Montgomery QC representing Mallya, Mark Summers QC and Aaron Watkins (now of Cloth Fair Chambers) for the Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of the Indian authorities.

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