Edward Fitzgerald successful in defeating US government’s appeal against district judge’s discharge of Robert McDaid on forum grounds

Edward Fitzgerald QC has successfully defeated an American appeal against the District Judge’s decision to discharge Robert Walker McDaid on forum grounds.

The High Court upheld the Magistrates’ decision that it was not in the interests of justice for him to be tried in the United States.  This is an important addition to the growing caselaw on forum in the context where the Court has to decide whether extradition to the US is contrary to the interests of justice.