Sarah Phillips


Sarah Phillips

Solicitor - Crime & Extradition


Year Qualified


Firm Trained With

Kaim Todner

Languages Spoken



I am a Solicitor practicing in crime and extradition.I regularly attend both the Magistrates’ Court and the Police Station to represent clients, often assisting both young and vulnerable clients in this regard.

I have experience in both advising clients at the police station and in preparing trials for serious offences including homicide, violence and sexual offences.

In extradition, I have acted for a range of requested persons who have been arrested under both Part 1 and Part 2 warrants. I am passionate about protecting the human rights of requested persons and have had particular success in challenging extradition on the basis of the requested person’s family life in the UK, notwithstanding that they have been found to be a fugitive from justice.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Criminal Litigation Accreditation

  • Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal)

  • Member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum

Recent Successes

  • R v B (2018) - My client was acquitted of Manslaughter, Arson and Cultivation of Cannabis after a two-week trial at Blackfriars Crown Court.

  • S v Poland (2018) - Successfully appealed the extradition order of Mr S to Poland, where he was sought to serve a sentence for large scale drug trafficking.

  • Portugal v Q (2018) - Successfully challenged extradition to Portugal for an offence of Robbery.

  • Bulgaria v A (2017) - Successfully challenged extradition to Bulgaria for an offence of smuggling valuable antiquities.

  • D v Poland (2017) - Successfully challenged extradition for to Poland for a robbery offence on the basis of mental health.

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