Gavin Irwin

Gavin Irwin

"A criminal barrister with the finesse and smoothness to switch very easily to the corporate or commercial context...a skilled negotiator...he understands a case from the technical, commercial and human angles"

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1996
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Gavin has recently prevented the extradition to UAE of the director of an aviation business and, throughout 2014 and 2015, was instructed by the defence to advise in the first extraditions to Peru under the 2002 Act – a series of accusation cases involving significant drug trafficking.

Having acted for various requesting states, eg. the USA in Welsh and Thrasher and the Russian Federation in Temerko (not to mention numerous European judicial authorities) Gavin’s extradition practice has focused on defending individuals charged with, or convicted of, serious offences including murder, terrorism and fraud.

In 2014 and 2015 Gavin obtained discharges for a number of clients including: Greece v M; Spain v H; Poland v S; and, Romania v H.

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