United Kingdom

Paul Garlick

Barrister, Queen's Counsel, Associate

Contact Information

Office Information

10 Lower Thames Street
EC3R 6AF
United Kingdom

Phone Number

+0203 976 2452

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Jurisdiction

England & Wales

Education

NA

Practice Areas

Administrative, Civil Law & Civil Asset Recovery, Litigation, Private Wealth Management & Estate Planning, White Collar Crime & Investigations

Paul Garlick QC practices in the fields of extradition, human rights and corporate responsibility for human rights violations. He is actively involved with advising corporate bodies in connection with compliance with their responsibilities and obligations under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Board on Business and Human Rights Project.

In 2012, Paul was leading counsel for the defence in the criminal prosecution of Kweku Adoboli. The allegations in this case involved one of the largest losses incurred by a bank as a result of an alleged “rogue trader” in the history of the UK. The losses that were sustained as a result of the actions of the traders at UBS bank amounted to $2.3 billion. Mr Adoboli’s defence team argued that he was not guilty of fraud as the bank had encouraged the traders at the bank to trade in the manner that led to the losses being incurred.

Since 2006, Paul has been an International Expert to the International Academy of Environmental Sciences, advising the Directive Council on matters of international environmental law.

In 2011, Paul was appointed as one of the members of the Expert Committee on EU Criminal Law Policy at the European Commission. He is a visiting lecturer at The University of The Hague, where he teaches international criminal law and human rights.

In the field of extradition, Paul has significant experience of handling both European Arrest Warrant cases (category 1) and non-EAW extradition cases (category 2) in the UK. He has a depth of experience of acting in politically motivated proceedings for high-profile individuals, having successfully represented one of the former Directors of the Yukos Oil Company in an extradition request by the Russian Federation. He has recently successfully defended two clients against extradition requests by Turkey. He has advised and acted on behalf of the governments of the United States, and the majority of the Commonwealth countries and member states of the European Union.

Paul acted as leading counsel in a successful appeal in the High Court against a District Judge’s decision to order the extradition of a Romanian national pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant. The appeal centered on the application of the new 2009 Framework Decision on retrial rights for those convicted of an extradition offence in their absence. The judgment is reported as Ernest-Francisc Bohm v Romanian Judicial Authority [2011] EWHC 2671 (Admin).

In 2019, Paul acted as the chairman of an independent panel of legal experts which carried out a detailed review of the circumstances surrounding the investigation of a suspicious death of an Indian actress in Mumbai.

In 2019 (and ongoing)  Paul was instructed by the Attorney General of The Commonwealth of Dominica to act for the claimant in an action for the civil recovery of assets alleged to be the proceeds of drug trafficking.

In 2019 (and ongoing), Paul was instructed by the Supervisory Authority (SA) of Antigua and Barbuda to act on behalf of the SA in two appeals from the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The appeals concern the scope and structure of the procedure for civil recovery of the proceeds of criminal conduct and involve questions of general public importance relating to the constitution of Antigua and Barbuda and the international law obligations of Eastern Caribbean States to take steps to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of criminal conduct.

Chambers and Partners commended Paul as “a highly regarded extradition barrister regularly engaged in matters with significant human rights components, offering particular expertise in cases that focus on Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR.”

APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1996 – Queens Counsel
  • 1997 Part time Judge in Crown Court (Recorder)
  • 2004 – International War Crimes Judge
  • 2006 – International Expert to International Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • 2011  – Member of Expert Committee on EU Crimnal Law Policy at the European Commission
  • 2014 – Accredited Mediator
  • 2018 – Visiting lecturer at the Univeristy of Hague

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Paul Garlick QC practices in the fields of extradition, human rights and corporate responsibility for human rights violations. He is actively involved with advising corporate bodies in connection with compliance with their responsibilities and obligations under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Advisory Board on Business and Human Rights Project.

In 2012, Paul was leading counsel for the defence in the criminal prosecution of Kweku Adoboli. The allegations in this case involved one of the largest losses incurred by a bank as a result of an alleged “rogue trader” in the history of the UK. The losses that were sustained as a result of the actions of the traders at UBS bank amounted to $2.3 billion. Mr Adoboli’s defence team argued that he was not guilty of fraud as the bank had encouraged the traders at the bank to trade in the manner that led to the losses being incurred.

Since 2006, Paul has been an International Expert to the International Academy of Environmental Sciences, advising the Directive Council on matters of international environmental law.

In 2011, Paul was appointed as one of the members of the Expert Committee on EU Criminal Law Policy at the European Commission. He is a visiting lecturer at The University of The Hague, where he teaches international criminal law and human rights.

In the field of extradition, Paul has significant experience of handling both European Arrest Warrant cases (category 1) and non-EAW extradition cases (category 2) in the UK. He has a depth of experience of acting in politically motivated proceedings for high-profile individuals, having successfully represented one of the former Directors of the Yukos Oil Company in an extradition request by the Russian Federation. He has recently successfully defended two clients against extradition requests by Turkey. He has advised and acted on behalf of the governments of the United States, and the majority of the Commonwealth countries and member states of the European Union.

Paul acted as leading counsel in a successful appeal in the High Court against a District Judge’s decision to order the extradition of a Romanian national pursuant to a European Arrest Warrant. The appeal centered on the application of the new 2009 Framework Decision on retrial rights for those convicted of an extradition offence in their absence. The judgment is reported as Ernest-Francisc Bohm v Romanian Judicial Authority [2011] EWHC 2671 (Admin).

In 2019, Paul acted as the chairman of an independent panel of legal experts which carried out a detailed review of the circumstances surrounding the investigation of a suspicious death of an Indian actress in Mumbai.

In 2019 (and ongoing)  Paul was instructed by the Attorney General of The Commonwealth of Dominica to act for the claimant in an action for the civil recovery of assets alleged to be the proceeds of drug trafficking.

In 2019 (and ongoing), Paul was instructed by the Supervisory Authority (SA) of Antigua and Barbuda to act on behalf of the SA in two appeals from the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The appeals concern the scope and structure of the procedure for civil recovery of the proceeds of criminal conduct and involve questions of general public importance relating to the constitution of Antigua and Barbuda and the international law obligations of Eastern Caribbean States to take steps to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of criminal conduct.

Chambers and Partners commended Paul as “a highly regarded extradition barrister regularly engaged in matters with significant human rights components, offering particular expertise in cases that focus on Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR.”

APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1996 – Queens Counsel
  • 1997 Part time Judge in Crown Court (Recorder)
  • 2004 – International War Crimes Judge
  • 2006 – International Expert to International Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • 2011  – Member of Expert Committee on EU Crimnal Law Policy at the European Commission
  • 2014 – Accredited Mediator
  • 2018 – Visiting lecturer at the Univeristy of Hague

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