Join Delf

A message from DELF's chair

Welcome to DELF.  We are a vibrant and busy organisation with educational and social events throughout the year. Our flagship social event is the annual black-tie dinner held every spring, and we host a full-day conference in early autumn. We are indebted to the work and help of the Committee and our Administrator, Harriet Devey. We always welcome feedback on DELF events or ideas about what DELF can do for you.  The success of our liaison relationships with the Chief Magistrate and the Administrative Court Office depends on us being made aware of any issues, or suggested areas of improvement. Please do not hesitate to send us your suggestions or information to [email protected].

The members’ area contains the first-ever searchable collection of judgments from Westminster Magistrates’ Court. In order to help grow the collection, please do send us any Part 2 judgments, or judgments on lead issues in Part 1.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member and hope to see you soon at our next event.

Catherine Brown


DELF membership runs from 1 January to 31 December each year and has the following categories, and the following fees apply for those joining or renewing from 1 February 2024:

Full Membership – This is open (subject to approval by the Committee) to any Solicitor, Barrister or member of the Institute of Legal Executives practising in the field of extradition and legal academic staff whose practice includes representing requested person in extradition cases. Full membership is also open to lawyers practicing outside England and Wales whose practice includes representing requested persons in extradition cases.

Fees for full membership depend on seniority, as follows 
– Senior: for Silks, partners and equivalent – £75 per annum
– Junior: for others – £60 per annum

Associate membership – This is open to trainees, paralegals, pupil barristers and legal apprentices, subject to approval by the Committee.

Fees for Associate Membership are £25 per annum.

Correspondent membership – This is is open to court staff and others eg clerks, chambers managers, subject to approval by the Committee.

Fees for Correspondent Membership are £15 per annum.