Gemma Lindfield

Gemma’s practice often involves appearing at the appellate courts, and Gemma is therefore skilled at Judicial Review and Public law cases and instructions.

My work

Rwanda v. Brown and others (ongoing)

Junior counsel for Rwanda in ongoing extradition proceedings where five men are sought so that they may be prosecuted for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Richards v. Ghana [2013] EWHC 1254 (Admin)

Successfully represented Ghana where prison conditions were argued.

Sadiku v Albania (2013)

Successfully represented the requested person who was convicted of murder in Albania and sentenced to 23 years imprisonment. The court found that the requested person’s confession had been elicited through torture and discharged him on the basis that extradition would be oppressive by reason of his mental health, namely PTSD.

Sweden v Assange

Represented the Swedish Judicial Authority in this high profile case.

Asztalos v. Hungary [2011] 1 W.L.R. 252

Represented the Respondent in the unusual situation where the Appellant had been extradited in error prior to appeal.

Patel v Office of the Attorney General [2011] EWHC 155 (Admin)

Represented the Respondent where it was argued that the Appellant was not an accused person.

Rozanski v District Court of Suwalki [2014] EWHC 135 (Admin)

Successfully sought late admission of a psychological report on the Appellant’s daughter resulting in discharge under Article 8.