Fraudster’s lawyers use Britain’s default on NI protocol to appeal against extradition

High Court orders hearing into case of socialite and convicted fraudster Farah Damji, who absconded during London trial in 2020

Farah Damji at the High Court, Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, where she is contesting extradition proceedings. Picture: Collins Courts

Lawyers for convicted fraudster Farah Damji have argued she should not be extradited to Britain because of its violation of international agreements such as the Northern Ireland protocol.

Damji was due to be extradited from Ireland last week to serve the remainder of a five-year sentence in England for harassment and stalking offences.

That extradition was put back by Mr Justice Garrett Simons in the High Court after an appeal was lodged by Damji’s solicitors, ...