Emilie Pottle is an extradition and international criminal law specialist. She is ranked as a 'leading junior' in the field of extradition and international criminal law.
Emilie has also been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel. She has SC security clearance.
In extradition Emilie has acted in several of the leading cases concerning EAW validity (King v France  EWHC 3670), specialty protection (Kortas v Poland  EWHC 1356), and forum (Socha v Czech Republic  EWHC 139). She has appeared alone against Queen’s Counsel, and is also led in complex cases. Emilie is instructed in cases which involve an international law dimension, such as extradition requests for international crimes.
In international criminal work Emilie is junior counsel for the Crown in the landmark prosecution of Agnes Taylor for offences of torture carried out during the first Liberian Civil War. She was part of the team defending Saif Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court. She has acted in cases before the ICTY and ICTR and advises NGOs and governments on matters of international criminal law and conducts training on the prosecution of international crimes for lawyers and judges internationally.
"Intelligent and clear-sighted."
Recent work: Acted in Kortas v Poland, acting for the requested person in a Divisional Court case concerning specialty protection in Poland."
Strengths: "She's fantastic. A lot of barristers are good at either paperwork, client care or advocacy, but she is good in all three regards." "A very capable advocate who is thorough in her research.""
- Judicial Review
- Crime including Appeals
- International Criminal Law
Appointments & Memberships
- Junior Counsel to the Crown- C panel
- Lincoln’s Inn
- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
- Criminal Bar Association
- Immigration Law Practitioners Association
- International Bar Association: War Crimes Committee
Chodorek v Poland  EWHC 993
Successful representation of a Requested Person on appeal concerning dual criminality and human rights issues.
Anthony King v France  EWHC 3670
Successful representation of France in Divisional Court appeal concerning the sufficiency of particulars of a European Arrest Warrant.
Socha v Czech Republic  EWHC 139
Appeal won on judicial review of a failure to issue a witness summons to compel the disclosure of evidence to support a forum bar.
The Prosecutor v Saif Gaddafi ICC 01/11-01/11
Ongoing proceedings in the International Criminal Court against the son of Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity during the February 2011 uprising in Libya.
R v Agnes Taylor
Ongoing domestic prosecution under universal jurisdiction principles for offences of torture carried out during the first Liberian civil war.