Partner Bambos Tsiattalou comments in relation to ex-ministers saying the UK must now allow Mike Lynch to be extradited to the US.
Bambos’ comments were published in Edward Fennell’s Legal Diary, 15 January 2021, and can be found here.
“Meanwhile Mike Lynch, the boss of Autonomy, is at risk of being extradited to the US despite the Serious Fraud Office deciding that there was nothing worthy of prosecution in his case. This has strong echoes of the NatWest Three case when Andy Burnham, ex-Labour Home Office Minister and now the Mayor of Manchester, despatched to America three British subjects who had seemingly done nothing wrong under UK law. Among many others Nick Clegg spoke in their defence. So how exactly are these extraditions ‘Consistent with the values of the UK’ – especially when compared with the British Government’s inertia over Anne Sacoolas (the American woman alleged to have been driving the car which killed motorcyclist Harry Dunn) ?
“As the US enters a new administration under Biden, perhaps there is an opportunity to correct this system,” suggests Bambos Tsiattalou of specialist criminal defence firm Stokoe Partnership Solicitors.
One can but hope.”