Following an emergency application by George Hepburne Scott on behalf of his Romanian client, on 6 March 2017 Mrs Justice Lang DBE grated an injunction preventing the extradition of M.F. a Romanian national whose extradition had previously been ordered. A previous High Court appeal had been dismissed but due to further cases of breaches of Romanian state assurances re prison conditions, George saw new grounds of appeal and applied (a) to re-open the appeal and (b) for an injunction preventing the extradition. The extradition was scheduled for 7 March 2017 so the application was urgent. The extradition has now been stayed pending the new Application to re-open the appeal. The clients’ reaction was ‘Are you a magician?’ George was instructed by Magdalena Motyl of Bark & Co.