Anxhela Leskaj

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Anxhela Leskaj

Solicitor

Biography

Year Qualified

2018

Firm Trained With

Kaim Todner Solicitors

Languages Spoken

English, Albanian

Profile

I qualified as a solicitor in January 2018, having successfully completed my training contract at a leading London criminal defence practice. I have extensive experience in criminal defence and extradition law.

In extradition, I have acted for clients who have been arrested under both Part 1 and Part 2 warrants for a wide range of offences including serious drug offences, fraud, serious violent offences and theft.

I am an accredited police station representative and I have Higher Rights of Audience which allows me to represent clients in the Crown Court. I regularly attend both the Magistrates’ Court and the Police Station to represent clients and have a particular interest in representing young people. Through written representations, I have successfully persuaded the prosecution to discontinue or refer back to the police station for caution a wide variety of cases.

I have experience in the preparation of a broad range of criminal cases in magistrates’ and Crown Court, including offences involving violence, drugs and public disorder. I continually provide practical and intellectually sound advice at all stages of litigation.

I pride myself on robustly safeguarding the human rights of requested persons and have successfully contested extradition on the grounds of human rights violations.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal)
  • Member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum

Recent Successes

  • B v Greece (2019) – Successfully challenged extradition to Greece where client was sought to serve a 12 year custodial sentence for circulating counterfeit banknotes.
  • Z v Poland (2017) - Successfully challenged extradition to Poland for an offence of Robbery

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