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.
A judging panel consisting of the Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Edward Fitzgerald QC and Anand Doobay will select the winning essay.
The competition is open in the United Kingdom to those studying law at undergraduate or postgraduate level, students of the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course, the Bar Professional Training Course, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, and legal practitioners up to 3 years PQE or call.
The essay question is: Under what circumstances might extradition from the UK to China be possible?
The essay should be no more than 2000 words in length including footnotes. The closing date for entries is 4pm on 1 November 2020.
Entries should be submitted to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The entrant’s email should include entrant’s full contact details and details of the entrant’s academic institution / firm / chambers. The essay should be sent as an attachment to the email and the attachment itself should not contain the entrant’s name or any identifying details.
The entries will be judged according to the quality of academic and legal argument. The decision of the judging panel will be final. The winner will be formally announced in December.
The winner of the competition will receive a prize of £750, 2021 Annual Membership to DELF and £100 in book vouchers.
Any person who wishes to stand for election to the Committee must email the Administrator with a proposer and seconder by 16 September.
Please email the Administrator if you would like to attend the AGM and you will be sent the link to access the meeting.