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Edward Grange

Partner

"An absolute grand-master. He thinks ahead, is always well prepared for every engagement and is always clinical and timely in the work he does."

Chambers UK 2024

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BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Regarded as a leader in extradition law, Edward is recognised as a Star Individual for Crime: Extradition in Chambers UK 2024. He is described as “an absolute encyclopaedia of extradition and holds all the relevant case law in his head. He is meticulously well prepared in cases and always three steps ahead.”

In recognition of his work advising individuals in the arena of business crime and criminal litigation, Edward is ranked as a leading individual by The Legal 500 2024 and recommended by Who’s’ Who Legal for Business Crime Defence and Investigations. He is also ranked for Crime (London) in Chambers UK 2024.

 

Areas of expertise

Edward advises in a variety of complex and often high profile International law cases in addition to his advice and representation of individuals involved in criminal investigations and litigation in England & Wales.

An experienced criminal defence lawyer, he has conducted a wide range of cases from police station through to trial. His criminal litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of offences ranging from complex fraud to serious sexual offences, violence and murder. He has extensive experience acting for younger clients involved in serious criminal cases having spent many years in the Youth Courts of London. Edward advises clients accused of road traffic offences ranging from speeding to causing death by dangerous driving.

Edward’s expertise in extradition law spans over 15 years and during that time, he has provided strategic advice and representation to individuals facing extradition to a wide range of jurisdictions across the world and has an enviable record in defeating such requests, including those emanating from the USA, Russia and India. He has conducted hundreds of Arrest Warrant cases from almost every EU member state. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

His expertise in extradition means that Edward is ideally placed to provide strategic advice to individuals who are subject to (or believe they may be subject to) INTERPOL red notices. He has successfully made representations on clients’ behalf to the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (‘CCF’) for the deletion of red notices and, where pre-emptive representations have been made, for red notices not to be issued.

Edward is the co-author of ‘Extradition Law: A Practitioner’s Guide’, published by Legal Action Group (3rd edition 2021). He is also the Co-Founder and past Chair of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum.

Edward has given evidence before the House of Lords Select Committee on Extradition and his evidence featured extensively in their final report. He regularly comments in the media on extradition law and practice.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

Extradition

  • Providing legal counsel to Julian Assange in his ongoing challenge to the extradition request made by the USA on allegations of espionage.
  • Discharge of a female Russian national sought by the Russian Federation.
  • Successful defence of a dual British-Russian national sought by the Russian Federation for money laundering allegations arising out of alleged bribery and corruption within the Russian shipping industry.  In a significant development, the Senior District Judge (in a departure from the approach taken by his predecessors) was persuaded to adopt a wide definition of ‘political opinions’  bringing extradition law in line with the approach taken by the courts in asylum cases. The SDJ found that “this court has been persuaded that there is a risk that this request falls into the category of “sensitive” cases where the interests of the State, big business and the [requested person] are so intertwined that the request is found to be, or possibly be found, driven by motives that are not evidenced based, but rather politically, in the wider sense, motivated.”
  • Acted for an Ecuadorian national in the first extradition request to the UK from Ecuador. The client was discharged from the extradition proceedings at first instance.
  • Acted for an individual whose extradition was sought by the USA in connection with the ‘tuna bond’ scandal.
  • Secured the discharge of a British national whose extradition was sought by Greece following his conviction in absence that resulted in a sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.
  • Secured the discharge of a Gambian national sought on the first ever extradition request to the UK by Gambia.
  • Secured the discharge of a British national whose extradition was sought by the UAE for fraud offences.
  • Obtained the discharge of a female sought on a Russian extradition request on the grounds that she would face a real risk of ill treatment in the female prison system.
  • Successfully appealed the decision of a District Judge to send to the Secretary of State the case of Retired Lieutenant Shankaran. The case was an Indian request for extradition relating to the so-called ‘Naval War Room Leak’.
  • Secured the discharge of an individual sought by the USA on the basis that the prospect of him being civilly committed breached Article 5 ECHR
  • Secured the discharge of an Italian national sought in Naples for the alleged murder of a police officer over 30 years ago.

 

INTERPOL

  • Secured the deletion of a red notice issued at the request of the Russian authorities for a female British resident.
  • Secured the deletion of red notices issued at the request of the UAE authorities for an Indian national caught up in a business dispute.
  • Secured the deletion of red notices issued at the request of the UAE authorities for a British couple.
  • Obtained interim measures for a client blocking the circulation of a ‘diffusion’ and ‘red notice’ whilst the CCF considered substantive representations. A red notice was never published.
  • Secured the deletion of a red notice for a British national who was the subject of a red notice for issuing a ‘bounced cheque’.
  • Persuaded the CCF to recommend to the General Secretariat of INTERPOL that a red notice application for his client not be processed on the grounds it would breach INTERPOL’s Constitution to do so.

 

 

Criminal Litigation

  • Lead the defence team of US Airman Mikayla Hayes who was acquitted of causing death by careless driving.
  • Acted for a 12 year old accused of an offence of assault by penetration. Following written representations, no further action was taken by the police in the case.
  • Successfully made representations for no further action to be taken against a client who was accused of making a bomb hoax at an international airport.
  • Acting for individuals accused of coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • Acted for ‘Boy B’ who was acquitted of offences of conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice following the fatal stabbing of a youth in Manchester.
  • Secured no further action for a teenage client accused of rape. Edward advised the client in interview.
  • Acted in successful judicial review of police search warrant
  • Successfully represented an individual charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Expert defence witnesses were instructed from the UK and USA to give their opinion on the phenomenon of “looming” that led to the CPS offering no evidence shortly before trial.
  • Secured the acquittal of an individual who stood trial on allegations of domestic abuse.
  • Obtained NFA’s for two clients accused of being involved in an affray during a West Ham football match at the London Stadium.
  • Secured the acquittal of a client who faced trial for the alleged theft of a bottle of wine valued in excess of £7,000.
  • Successful representation of an individual accused of raping a co-worker. No further action was taken against the client after a yearlong police investigation.
  • Successfully drafted representations to the CPS, resulting in a client not being charged with allegations of child abduction.

 

Business Crime

  • Acting for an executive in connection with a major police investigation.
  • Acted for an individual in an SFO prosecution for bribery offences.
  • Advised an individual in a DOJ/FCA investigation into the trading of dollar SSA bonds.
  • Advised a suspect in the SFO investigation into Tesco.
Career

Edward joined Corker Binning as a Partner in June 2015. He previously was Head of Extradition at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, and began his career at Sonn Macmillan Walker.

News & Insights
Testimonials
"Ed Grange is incredibly effective, good at managing very multi-faceted cases with many moving parts, always thinks ahead, ethically impeccable but also has a good sense of humour and brings a great spirit to international teams."

Legal 500 2024

"Ed Grange is a fantastic strategist with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law. Clients trust his judgment."

Legal 500 2024

"He is very efficient and talented."

Chambers UK 2024

"He has really good knowledge of the law and is straightforward and thorough."

Chambers UK 2024

"An absolute grand-master. He thinks ahead, is always well prepared for every engagement and is always clinical and timely in the work he does."

Chambers UK 2024

"He is outstanding. Confident, composed and very thorough."

Chambers UK 2024

"Ed has an incredible knowledge of the law allied with a level of efficiency which means he can deploy his mind in a way that puts him on top of every single case."

Chambers UK 2023

"He is second to none and a fantastic advocate for clients."

Chambers UK 2023

"He is the epitome of knowledge when it comes to extradition."

Chambers UK 2023

"Ed is an encyclopaedia of extradition law and knows how to fight these cases perfectly. He is a credit to the field."

Chambers UK 2023

"He is very responsive, looks at all angles and deals with clients very well."

Chambers UK 2023

"He is really hard-working, tries to think outside the box and gives the client an absolutely gold star service."

Chambers UK 2023

"Edward is very easy to discuss things with and can explain the nuances of criminal law that I'm not familiar with."

Chambers UK 2023

"Edward Grange is a strong and calming influence in any crisis."

Legal 500 2023

"Edward Grange is a strong and calming influence in any crisis."

Legal 500 2023

"He has a really excellent manner with clients and knows how to home in on the issues and focus on what is important."

Chambers UK 2022

"A star in the extradition world."

Chambers UK 2022

"He is committed and works so hard - he will leave nothing unturned to find a solution." 

Chambers UK 2022

"Ed Grange is one of the top extradition lawyers in London. "  

Chambers UK 2022

Ed is an absolute encyclopaedia of extradition and holds all the relevant case law in his head. He is meticulously well prepared in cases and always three steps ahead."

Chambers UK 2022

"He is authoritative and inspires confidence immediately. He manages clients' expectations yet has their trust, provides realistic advice and gets brilliant results. "

Chambers UK 2022

"Edward Grange is a remarkable lawyer. Not only is he preeminent in the field of extradition, but he handles crime and fraud investigations with skill and confidence. His judgement is excellent and clients rightly have total confidence in him."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Edward Grange is an exceptional lawyer. He is unrivalled in his experience and knowledge of extradition in particular."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Key figures include Edward Grange, who is unrivalled in his experience and knowledge of extradition."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

“He is absolutely first rate and his knowledge of the area is second to none.” “A go-to extradition partner.”

CHAMBERS UK 2021

"Fantastic tactician."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

"His knowledge of the law is unparalleled and he has a wealth of hands-on experience."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

“His knowledge of the law is unparalleled and he has a wealth of hands-on experience.”

CHAMBERS UK 2019

Edward Grange is "remarkably thorough, inventive and understands clients", he is "everything you'd want in a solicitor."

CHAMBERS UK 2018

Extradition

  • Providing legal counsel to Julian Assange in his ongoing challenge to the extradition request made by the USA on allegations of espionage.
  • Discharge of a female Russian national sought by the Russian Federation.
  • Successful defence of a dual British-Russian national sought by the Russian Federation for money laundering allegations arising out of alleged bribery and corruption within the Russian shipping industry.  In a significant development, the Senior District Judge (in a departure from the approach taken by his predecessors) was persuaded to adopt a wide definition of ‘political opinions’  bringing extradition law in line with the approach taken by the courts in asylum cases. The SDJ found that “this court has been persuaded that there is a risk that this request falls into the category of “sensitive” cases where the interests of the State, big business and the [requested person] are so intertwined that the request is found to be, or possibly be found, driven by motives that are not evidenced based, but rather politically, in the wider sense, motivated.”
  • Acted for an Ecuadorian national in the first extradition request to the UK from Ecuador. The client was discharged from the extradition proceedings at first instance.
  • Acted for an individual whose extradition was sought by the USA in connection with the ‘tuna bond’ scandal.
  • Secured the discharge of a British national whose extradition was sought by Greece following his conviction in absence that resulted in a sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.
  • Secured the discharge of a Gambian national sought on the first ever extradition request to the UK by Gambia.
  • Secured the discharge of a British national whose extradition was sought by the UAE for fraud offences.
  • Obtained the discharge of a female sought on a Russian extradition request on the grounds that she would face a real risk of ill treatment in the female prison system.
  • Successfully appealed the decision of a District Judge to send to the Secretary of State the case of Retired Lieutenant Shankaran. The case was an Indian request for extradition relating to the so-called ‘Naval War Room Leak’.
  • Secured the discharge of an individual sought by the USA on the basis that the prospect of him being civilly committed breached Article 5 ECHR
  • Secured the discharge of an Italian national sought in Naples for the alleged murder of a police officer over 30 years ago.

 

INTERPOL

  • Secured the deletion of a red notice issued at the request of the Russian authorities for a female British resident.
  • Secured the deletion of red notices issued at the request of the UAE authorities for an Indian national caught up in a business dispute.
  • Secured the deletion of red notices issued at the request of the UAE authorities for a British couple.
  • Obtained interim measures for a client blocking the circulation of a ‘diffusion’ and ‘red notice’ whilst the CCF considered substantive representations. A red notice was never published.
  • Secured the deletion of a red notice for a British national who was the subject of a red notice for issuing a ‘bounced cheque’.
  • Persuaded the CCF to recommend to the General Secretariat of INTERPOL that a red notice application for his client not be processed on the grounds it would breach INTERPOL’s Constitution to do so.

 

 

Criminal Litigation

  • Lead the defence team of US Airman Mikayla Hayes who was acquitted of causing death by careless driving.
  • Acted for a 12 year old accused of an offence of assault by penetration. Following written representations, no further action was taken by the police in the case.
  • Successfully made representations for no further action to be taken against a client who was accused of making a bomb hoax at an international airport.
  • Acting for individuals accused of coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • Acted for ‘Boy B’ who was acquitted of offences of conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice following the fatal stabbing of a youth in Manchester.
  • Secured no further action for a teenage client accused of rape. Edward advised the client in interview.
  • Acted in successful judicial review of police search warrant
  • Successfully represented an individual charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Expert defence witnesses were instructed from the UK and USA to give their opinion on the phenomenon of “looming” that led to the CPS offering no evidence shortly before trial.
  • Secured the acquittal of an individual who stood trial on allegations of domestic abuse.
  • Obtained NFA’s for two clients accused of being involved in an affray during a West Ham football match at the London Stadium.
  • Secured the acquittal of a client who faced trial for the alleged theft of a bottle of wine valued in excess of £7,000.
  • Successful representation of an individual accused of raping a co-worker. No further action was taken against the client after a yearlong police investigation.
  • Successfully drafted representations to the CPS, resulting in a client not being charged with allegations of child abduction.

 

Business Crime

  • Acting for an executive in connection with a major police investigation.
  • Acted for an individual in an SFO prosecution for bribery offences.
  • Advised an individual in a DOJ/FCA investigation into the trading of dollar SSA bonds.
  • Advised a suspect in the SFO investigation into Tesco.