We are an international organisation which aims to represent defence lawyers practising in extradition by creating best working practices; sharing information across jurisdictions; proactively pursuing improvements in procedure; responding to government consultations on legislation, practice and procedure.
We are based in London but welcome lawyers practising in the field of extradition from all jurisdictions.
The objectives of DELF include advancing its members’ education and training in all matters relating to their practice as defence extradition lawyers and encouraging social interaction amongst members.
The topic for this year’s competition was: “Under what circumstances might extradition from the UK to China be possible?” and a very high standard of entries grappled with the human rights risks raised. The judging panel (consisting of the Chief Magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, our President, Edward Fitzgerald QC, and Anand Doobay of Boutique Law Solicitors) found that the entries were thought-provoking, original and showed some impressive research.
We are delighted to announce that the judges were unanimous in selecting Alex Davidson, a pupil barrister of 2 Bedford Row, as the winner and recipient of this year’s £750 prize money. All entrants were also given DELF membership for 2021 to mark their outstanding efforts.
The competition will re-open next year but in the meantime, any queries should be addressed to Harriet Devey (firstname.lastname@example.org)