01st February 2024


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313

Doughty Street Extradition together with Dr Sharon Pettle: Best Practice for Family Assessments in Extradition proceedings for experts and lawyers

Please join us at our seminar designed to consider expert instructions in Article 8 cases; assessments of the family; and those left behind.


1 February 2024, welcome from 17:30 to start at 18:00


Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, WC1N 2LS


Legal representatives, social workers and mental health professionals who may be interested in doing expert work in the future.


The seminar aims to cover to the following areas using case examples.

  • Assessing the family now and in the medium to long term, including issues relating to attachment and trauma.

  • Article 8 ECHR in the context of children and extradition.  

  • How best to critically explore mitigating and aggravating factors applicable across the family.

  • Relevant professional qualifications for assessor.

  • Instructions and necessary documentation, including understanding the context of the case and choosing the most appropriate expert.

  • Third party liaison (e.g. schools, Local Authority input, medica and wider family).

  • Assessment logistics – dos, don’ts and interpreters.

  • Ensuring parental responsibility / child arrangements and exploring support networks abroad.

  • Advice to those who may be left behind and the safety net around children.

  • Brexit and deportation.


All involved, experts and legal representatives have so to learn about best practice in this difficult area.


The registrations have now been closed. If you wish to enquire about a space, please email