Florence’s main practice areas are criminal and public law with a primary interest in extradition. She is described as “an exceptional advocate” in the Legal 500, and is ranked as a Tier 2 leading junior in international crime and extradition. She has received similar plaudits in Chambers and Partners, being described as an “excellent” junior, "energetic, knowledgeable and someone who cares deeply about her cases” and "always invested in the case and so committed, she goes above and beyond for the client."
Florence is a founding member of chamber’s extradition team and is regularly instructed in complex matters, including Part 2 cases, dealing with both technical and human rights issues. Florence also has a growing public law practice having been appointed to the Attorney General’s London C Panel.
Florence often appears before the Divisional Court, in her own right and lead by Queen’s Counsel. Florence has appeared without a leader in the Divisional Court against leading extradition silks, for example in the high profile case of Herba v Italy  EWHC 3211 (Admin) and Mohammed v Portugal  EWHC 3237 (Admin). She currently has two appeals ongoing which have been assigned a 3 judge Divisional Court due to their complexity.
Florence has acted in many of the leading extradition cases in recent years, including on fair trial rights in Poland (Lis v Poland  EWHC 674 (Admin)), complex VAT carousel frauds (Malik v Germany  EWHC 3479 (Admin), speciality (Kortas v Poland  EWHC 1356 (Admin)) and section 12A (Puceviciene v Lithuania  EWHC 1862 (Admin)).
Florence has a particular expertise in cases where extradition is resisted on the basis of poor prison conditions and is currently junior counsel in the lead appeals challenging extradition to Hungary and to Lithuania (ongoing). She has also had a large number of successes both at first instance and on appeal arguing Article 8 family life grounds (for example recently in Demirov v Bulgaria  EWHC 3812 (Admin) and DK v Belgium  EWHC 2242 (Admin)).
Aside from extradition, Florence’s interest in international crime has lead to her working on a complex multi–jurisdictional case for the Serious Fraud Office involving possible international corporate corruption. Florence also has an interest in consumer law, having acted for Trading Standards Authorities many times, spoken at the annual TSI conference and also provided training for Trading Standards Officers.
"Energetic, knowledgeable and someone who cares deeply about her cases." "Always invested in the case and so committed, she goes above and beyond for the client."
Recent work: Appeared in Bulgaria v Adanali, successfully acting for an individual facing a EAW relating to a conviction for smuggling antiquities."
- Immigration and Asylum
- Public and Administrative Law
- Consumer law/Trading Standards
- Police disciplinary
Appointments & Memberships
- Prince of Wales Scholar (Grays Inn)
- Executive Board Member and Co-founder of Vocalise Prison Debating
- Extradition Lawyers Association
- Immigration Law Practitioners Association
- Junior Counsel to the Crown - C panel 2019
Versluis v Netherlands  EWHC 764 (Admin)
Lis v Poland (No.2)  EWHC 674 (Admin)
Gorczewski v Poland  EWHC 279 (Admin)
Malik v Germany  EWHC 3479 (Admin)
Szalai v Hungary  EWHC 3840 (Admin)
Demirov v Bulgaria  EWHC 3812 (Admin)
Duarte v Portugal  EWHC 2995 (Admin)
Lis v Poland  EWHC 2848 (Admin)
Poland v Zamojski  EWHC 2816 (Admin)
Dos Macedo v Spain  EWHC 2716 (Admin)
Kusza v Poland  EWHC 2610 (Admin)
DK v Belgium  EWHC 2242 (Admin)
Zdravkov v Bulgaria  EWHC 1823 (Admin)
R. (on the application of Roezner) v Poland  EWHC 1877 (Admin)
Herba v Italy  EWHC 3211 (Admin)
Kricka v Croatia  EWHC 1129 (Admin)
Connor v Germany  EWHC 829 (Admin)
Georgiev v Bulgaria  EWHC 359 (Admin)
Mohammed v Portugal  EWHC 225 (Admin)
Mohammed v Portugal  EWHC 3237 (Admin)
Kirsanov v Estonia  A.C.D. 137
Szczudlo v Poland  EWHC 2874 (Admin)
Debiec v Poland  EWHC 2653 (Admin)
Italy v Herba  9 WLUK 456
Kirchanov v Bulgaria  EWHC 2048 (Admin)
Balog v Slovak Republic  EWHC 2149 (Admin)
Trzesniowski v Poland  EWHC 1536 (Admin)
Kirchanov v Bulgaria  EWHC 1285 (Admin)
Kortas v Poland  EWHC 1356 (Admin)
Kowalski v Poland  EWHC 1044 (Admin)
Kirchanov v Bulgaria  EWHC 827 (Admin)
Din v Germany  EWHC 475 (Admin)
Kozlowski v Poland  3 WLUK 146
Dabrowski v Poland  EWHC 179 (Admin)
Lakatos v Hungary  EWHC 593 (Admin)
Skalmierski v Poland  EWHC 1567 (Admin)
Weszka v Poland  EWHC 168 (Admin)
Horbik v Poland  EWHC 2485 (Admin)
Zimackis v Latvia  EWHC 315 (Admin)
Kaulinis v Lithuania  EWHC 3725 (Admin)
Czach v Poland  EWHC 1993 (Admin)
Puceviciene v Lithuania  EWHC 1862 (Admin)