Laura Herbert secures discharge of arrest warrant for €600,000 fraud.
28 June 2022
Laura acted for a single mother, with an eleven year old daughter, accused of defrauding her ex-partner in Germany of €600000. She argued that to extradite the child’s mother, leaving the child in the care of the Requested Person’s sister (in conditions described by a social worker as ‘overcrowded’ and ‘the least worst option’) would have such a devastating effect on the child that it would be a breach of her right to family life under Article 8 ECHR. The District Judge agreed, finding that extradition was not proportionate in this case, despite the serious allegation.