Russia and Ukraine: exploring the impact of sanctions, the practicalities and ethics of representation and what the future holds

Please join us on 7 April at 6pm at Kingsley Napley or remotely for a fascinating seminar and discussion on the future of Russia’s involvement in the international community, the Ukraine Justice Alliance and the practicalities and ethics involved in representing those subject to, or at risk of, sanctions. We are fortunate to have the following panel, chaired by Áine Kervick, Senior Associate at Kingsley Napley:
Mr. Sergey Golubok – Prominent lawyer and human rights defender, frequently against the Russian Federation
Dr Anna Bradshaw – Partner at Peters & Peters and a co-editor of The Guide to Sanctions
Mr. Ben Brandon – Partner & Barrister at Mischon de Reya, member of the Ukraine Justice Alliance.

There will be a drinks reception after the talk, so we invite as many members as possible to attend in person. Please RSVP to DELF at, and indicate whether you are attending in person or remotely.

DELF Annual Dinner – 27 May 2022

Details of our popular Dinner can be found here. This year, all available tables had been reserved in under 15 minutes. However, tables were held back for those who wish to buy individual seats.

Individual tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 20 April at 10am – please send an email to, specifying how many seats you would like (at £100 a ticket). Confirmation and invoices will be issued on Thursday 21 April, and payment is due by 29 April.

Numbers are limited and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure that your membership is up to date so that you can buy tickets.

Invasion of Ukraine

This morning, DELF convened an emergency meeting of its members to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following votes at the conclusion of the meeting, we will be taking action in the coming days and weeks to encourage the suspension of all extradition and mutual legal assistance relations between Russia and the UK whilst military aggression is ongoing. Assurances as to compliance with international norms and human rights demonstrably cannot be relied upon. We will continue to work closely with our colleagues across Europe on both domestic and regional initiatives to achieve the same result across Europe, and are looking into the means by which we can support colleagues in Ukraine.


Urgent meeting for all DELF Members to discuss the Russian Federation’s Invasion of Ukraine – 2 March 2022 – 8:30am

Please join us at 8:30am on Wednesday 2 March 2022, for a breakfast Zoom meeting to discuss the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine and how DELF should respond. We will look to discuss what, if anything, DELF should be doing to support practitioners in the Ukraine, whether DELF should be involved in any representations to the Government concerning extradition arrangements with Russia and Belarus and any other ideas members might have as to the steps DELF can and should take. 
For your information, please see the ECBA’s statement that it has released and its e-mail to its members.
All views will be welcome and Chatham House Rules will apply.
Please RSVP to and you will be sent the link.

Part 1 cases post-TCA – 12 May 2022

DELF is delighted to announce that our next education event of the year will be held on 12 May 2022 at Matrix. Members are invited to join our panellists Rebecca Niblock, Ed Grange and Stefan Hyman in interactive group sessions where we will discuss emerging trends in Part 1 cases post-TCA. Full details will be circulated in due course. Please email the DELF Administrator if you would like to attend. This is an event for members only so please don’t forget to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.

1 2 3 4 12