John Jones QC Essay Competition 2021

We are delighted to launch the John Jones QC Essay Competition, which is open to law students, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers and legal practitioners up to 3 years PQE or call (or equivalent).  

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. 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. 

A judging panel consisting of the Senior District Judge Paul Goldspring, Edward Fitzgerald QC and Jasvinder Nakhwal will select the winning essay. 

The winner will receive a prize of £750 and 2022 DELF Membership. Second place will receive a prize of £250 and 2022 DELF Membership. Third place will receive 2022 DELF Membership. In addition, all three will receive copies of “Extradition law: a practitioner’s guide”, written by Edward Grange and Rebecca Niblock and very kindly donated by the Legal Action Group.

Please find further details of the competition here and do encourage those you know to enter.