Whither International Co-operation? Police, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance after a "no deal" Brexit

Whither International Co-operation? Police, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance after a "no deal" Brexit
06 Nov 2018, 17:30 to 06 Nov 2018, 19:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR



Whither International Co-operation? Police, Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance after a "no deal" Brexit

In the chair: Professor John Spencer, University of Cambridge

Speakers include: Debbie Price, Head of International Justice, CPS (MLA ditto); Anand Doobay, Boutique Law LLP; Mike Kennedy, former Chairman of Eurojust 

Anand Doobay is a solicitor dealing with criminal and regulatory matters including serious fraud, extradition, mutual legal assistance, corruption, sanctions, tax and money laundering. He was appointed by Theresa May (then Home Secretary) to a panel to review the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements and the European Parliament asked him to prepare an expert report on potential reforms to the European Arrest Warrant system. Anand was also consulted as an expert by Fair Trials when they prepared their report on Interpol and provided expert evidence on fraud proceedings for the Law Society of England and Wales. He is consultant editor on extradition for Halsbury’s Laws of England and the author of the chapter on Extradition in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice. Anand is a Council Member of Justice and is on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office pro bono panel. 

Professor John Spencer is a Professor of Law (emeritus) at the University of Cambridge, former Director of the Cambridge University Centre for European Legal Studies and President of the UK European Criminal Law Association. He writes and lectures extensively on EU and domestic criminal law and evidence. In 1997 he was part of the team responsible for the Corpus Juris project. He is a QC (honoris causa), an Academic Bencher of the Inner Temple and holds an Honorary Degree from the University of Poitiers. With Alicia Hinarejos and Steve Peers, in 2012 he wrote Opting out of EU Criminal law: What is Actually Involved?, published by the University of Cambridge Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) as a Working Paper, and available online at https://www.cels.law.cam.ac.uk/publications/working-and-policy-papers 

Mike Kennedy, former chief Operating officer of the Crown Prosecution Service, was the first Chairman of Eurojust to be appointed in 2002. Mike is currently an Expert Member of the European Commission's Consultative Panel on Criminal Justice Policy and a member of the Council of Europe project to help improve the Turkish Criminal Justice system. Mike also designs and delivers criminal justice training for a wide variety of foreign governments including the Great Britain China Centre, Moldovia, Latvia and the Bahamas. 

Debbie Price is Head of the CPS International Justice Division, with responsibility for the Extradition and International teams. After a 10 year career as a lawyer in private practice, Debbie joined the CPS as a specialist prosecutor in the Organised Crime Division. In 2012 she was seconded to the Home Office as the Head of the UK Central Authority, and also Head of the Extradition Casework Section. On returning to the CPS in 2015 she was appointed Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor in the Serious Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit and Head of Extradition. In November 2017 she was appointed Head of International Justice and Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor of the International Justice and Organised Crime Division.

This seminar is organised in collaboration with the European Criminal Law Association (UK) 

This event is free but advance booking is required.  All welcome.


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