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.

Annual Conference Friday 13 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that the DELF Annual Conference will take place this year on Friday 13 September 2019, at the Leonardo Royal Hotel

The conference will run all day and be followed by a drinks reception in the evening. Please click here for the programme.

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception at the Atrium of the Leonardo Royal Hotel. It is possible to buy tickets for the drinks reception only.

The conference will start with an introduction by Clare Montgomery QC, Matrix Chambers and following topics will be discussed

  • European Extradition Law
  • Trauma Mental Health and Extradition
  • Political corruption in extradition and asylum proceedings
  • How to remove an Interpol Red Notice

Please click on the title above for the registration form.

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    Registration will not be accepted until payment has been received. Please note we can not refund your ticket in case of cancellation.

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    Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
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    Account Number: 32 49 95 82

    IBAN details: GB97NWBK60400432499582


    The DELF John RWD Jones QC Essay Competition 2019 – WINNING ENTRY

    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 (

    DELF Annual Dinner 24 May 2019

    The annual dinner on Friday 24 May 2019, this year was held at The Curtain, Shoreditch. The hotel is stunning and its Ballroom will provide the perfect setting for this fantastically popular event.

    With a drinks reception and formal dinner complete with keynote speaker, followed by music and mingling, the event promised to combine fantastic networking opportunities with a sparkling social occasion.

    The ticket included a drinks reception and three-course meal with wine, followed by a live band and a cash bar.

    DELF Committee

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