DELF held another successful annual conference on 13 September 2019. The committee were delighted to welcome a broad range of speakers and delegates including top-flight UK lawyers and extradition experts from other jurisdictions. We are particularly grateful to the keynote speaker Clare Montgomery QC, our sponsors and Ben Keith, without whom it could not have happened.
John RWD Jones QC was a superb barrister, specialising in extradition, international law and human rights. He represented clients in many of the leading cases of the day, including Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, and Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. John was also a gifted academic lawyer, with publications including a textbook with Antonio Cassese, the eminent international lawyer, and a leading practitioner text on extradition. John sadly passed away in April 2016 and DELF continues to honour his memory through its annual essay competition in his name.
We were delighted to announce at the Annual Conference on Friday 13 September that the judging panel (consisting of Mr Justice Julian Knowles, Edward Fitzgerald QC and Anand Doobay) have selected the winning essay.
Alex du Sautoy of 6KBW is this year’s winner. You can read his essay here. All entrants were also given DELF membership for 2020 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)