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Furnival Chambers Offices
32 FURNIVAL STREET
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Practises in crime and extradition, both defending and prosecuting. Criminal practice involves predominantly prosecuting in cases of high profile, serious crime, especially homicide. Appointed junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court in 2017. Extradition practice encompassess acting at all levels from first instance to the Supreme Court representing both foreign governments and individuals facing extradition.
Criminal Bar Association, Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3
Joel Smith – Furnival Chambers ‘ Joel’s work ethic is extraordinary and there is nothing that fazes him. He is intellectually robust and can distill complex and challenging legal concepts into understandable language. ’(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1
Furnival Chambers has ‘an exceptional extradition team, with some of the leading practitioners in the field‘, including Joel Smith, who is representing a man whose extradition is requested by India, on the grounds that the requested person allegedly entered in to a conspiracy with the Pakistani intelligence services to murder religious figures and political leaders in India as part of a Sikh separatist terror campaign. Nicholas Hearn‘s caseload features complex fraud extradition cases, while extradition specialist Amanda Bostock ‘is a tenacious barrister, with a meticulous eye for detail‘.