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Rt Hon Sir Scott Baker
was called to the Bar in 1961, and practised in a range of legalareas, including criminal law and professional negligence. He became a Recorder in 1976 andwas appointed as a High Court judge in 1988. In 1999, he presided over the trial of GreatWestern Trains following the Southall rail crash in 1997 and in the same year was the judgewho tried Jonathan Aitken.He was the lead judge of the Administrative Court between 2000 and 2002 when he wasappointed a Lord Justice of Appeal, presiding over the inquests into the deaths of PrincessDiana and Dodi Al Fayed. He also sat regularly in the Divisional Court hearing appeals and judicial reviews in extradition cases. He retired in 2010 and is currently a SurveillanceCommissioner, a member of the Bermuda Court of Appeal and a member of the IndependentParliamentary Standards Authority.
David Perry QC
is a barrister and joint head of chambers at 6 King’s Bench Walk, Temple.From 1991 to 1997, Mr Perry was one of the Standing Counsel to the Department of Tradeand Industry. From 1997 to 2001, he was Junior Treasury Counsel to the Crown at theCentral Criminal Court and Senior Treasury Counsel from 2001 until 2006, when he took silk. He prosecutes and defends and has extensive experience of extradition and mutual legalassistance cases. He also acts as a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat and hasadvised overseas governments on the drafting and implementation of legislation. He is amember of the Editorial Board of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and the Criminal LawReview.
is a partner at solicitors Peters & Peters and has a wealth of experience in thefield of judicial co-operation. He has focused in recent years on representing the subject of extradition requests but also advises overseas governments. He has a particular expertise indealing with politically sensitive or high profile cases. He is the co-author of a well regardedtext on extradition and mutual legal assistance and authors the section on extradition inBlackstone’s Criminal Practice.Mr Doobay is a trustee of Fair Trials International, a council Member of the human rightsorganisation Justice and a former member of the Law Society of England and Wales’Committees for International Human Rights and Criminal Law.