Former bank chairman pursued to London over plundering $850m of Kuwaiti state funds -
Alison Riley quoted in The National

6 July 2020

Alison Riley, Legal Counsel in our Criminal Litigation team was quoted in The National regarding the possibility of extradition in this matter.


An extradition agreement between the UK and Kuwait came into force in March this year, which could make it easier for Mr Al Rajaan to be forced to return to his home country. 

Alison commented:

Extradition could have happened before the new agreement on a one-off basis. The agreement potentially makes it easier to secure Mr Al Rajaan's return by restarting the extradition process."

This article was first published by The National on 26 June 2020. You can read this article in full by clicking here.

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About the author

Alison Riley is Legal Counsel in our Criminal Litigation team. She has represented numerous Requesting States both inside and outside the EU in cases involving offences of all kinds. Alison has also done a considerable amount of extradition policy work and has lectured and conducted seminars to a variety of audiences on behalf of several different organisations and groups both in the UK and abroad.


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