Jonathan Swain on ‘No Deal’ Brexit and the European Arrest Warrant

21 February 2019

As the prospect of a “no deal” Brexit looms ever closer, there remains considerable uncertainty across the area of international law enforcement and security. The operation of the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) is one area which would be subject to significant change if the UK were “crash out” on 29 March 2019. In the following article, Jonathan Swain outlines the basis of the introduction of the original European Arrest Warrant and discusses the ways the government has begun to address the necessary legislative measures needed to ensure the UK’s legislation continues to function effectively in the event of leaving the EU without an agreement.

Jonathan is a specialist extradition law practitioner. He is ranked as a ‘leading junior’ in The Legal 500 for International Crime and Extradition, and has developed a busy practice in this complex area. He regularly appears at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and on appeal at the High Court, and he represents both Requested Persons and Judicial Authorities. Prior to joining Drystone, Jonathan spent 18 months in the Extradition Unit at the CPS.

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