24 ALEKSANDRA KOWALIK Criminal Defence Law Firm of the Year, United Kingdom MEMBERSHIPS • Member of European Criminal Bar Association • Member of DELF- Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum • Member of the Academy of European Law in Trier. AREAS OF EXPERTISE • Cross- border criminal matters (especially VAT carousels) • Classic crime • Extradition • Human rights (including deportations and deportation orders revocations) • Border Force seizures • Contractual claims A dual qualified lawyer- a solicitor of England and Wales and a barrister of the Polish Bar who possesses a vast wealth of knowledge and has a proven record of providing advice to clients and delivering positive outcomes for them. Always patient, calm and rational in the face of difficult situations, able to handle long hours, intense pressure, demanding deadlines and great responsibility. I. 2000-2005- The Faculty of Law and Administration of Nicolaus Copernicus University in ToruÅ„. Studies graduated on 7th July 2005-Master of Law; II. 2005- 2008- Statutory judicial trainee at the Regional and Appeal Courts in Poland. III. 2009: final judical examination certificated by the Ministry of Justice; IV. 2000- 2009- Legal trainee at Andrzej Kowalik Chambers; V. 2009- called to the Polish Bar. VI. 2009- 2012- barrister at Andrzej Kowalik Chambers set up in 1992 by my father running to the date VII. Since 2012 onwards- Barrister at Kowalik Chambers. VIII.2013-2014/ 2015-2019 Registered European Lawyer in England and Wales; IX. 12/04/2019- Solicitor of England and Wales So in conclusion I am a dual qualified in both jurisdictions. International team effectively cooperating and delivering the high quality of services to the Clients; our team is intending to grow globally. Muay thai amateur fighter (The White Collar Fight Club) for the charity purposes- fundraiser for Minds to fight the stigma related to a shame caused by mental health issues. Trying to raise awareness of the significance of the beauty of each mind and educating society by supporting Minds campaign fighting. About Aleksandra Kowalik "Always patient, calm and rational in the face of difficult situations, able to handle long hours, intense pressure, demanding deadlines and great responsibility"