David Walbank QC has been announced as the Crime Columnist for the New Law Journal with his first column published in a special 200th anniversary issue.
The Law Journal was founded in 1822, followed by The Law Times in 1843, with the titles amalgamating in 1965 to become The New Law Journal (NLJ). It marks its 200th anniversary with a special 15-22 April issue.
David's first column looks at the indictment laid against Julian Assange by the US government in one of the most politically charged criminal cases of modern times. His piece examines the extradition regime of solemn treaty obligations and safeguards and the fundamental importance of assurances offered by Requesting States.
"This is a really exciting opportunity to talk to the wider legal profession about cases making the headlines in crime and, hopefully, to give our colleagues in other specialisms an insight into the life-changing issues criminal practitioners grapple with on a daily basis”.
David Walbank QC practises in heavyweight crime and has been instructed for both prosecution and defence in many of the most serious, complex and sensitive cases brought by the major prosecution agencies and defended by front-rank defence firms. He is the founder and frontman of Crimecast.Law- a criminal law updating service which was launched in Oct 2020 and offers video case reviews on all the latest cases and legislation. The website currently hosts more than 200 free-to-view videos. See more here: [Crimecast.law]
Read column here: [New Law Journal - 'Walbank on Assange']