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Marion Simmons QC Essay Prize 2019

Marion Simmons QC Essay Prize 2019

ARDL is delighted to announce that the annual Marion Simmon QC essay prize is now open to entrants: ARDL 2019 Marion Simmons QC prize announcement

Competition Terms and Conditions:

To be eligible, an entrant must fall into at least one of the following categories (subject to the discretion of the competition organisers to extend eligibility on a case by case basis as they see fit):

• undergraduates or postgraduates in study at a recognised educational establishment in the United Kingdom;
• trainee solicitors in the UK;
• pupil barristers in the UK;
• those training in the UK as part of a Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’ approved training programme;
• solicitors who qualified in the UK and who have been so qualified for fewer than three years;
• barristers called in the UK fewer than three years ago;
• those who qualified with Cilex in the UK and who have been so qualified for fewer than three years;
• those who are taking a period of up to sixteen months as a sabbatical or “gap year” within their undergraduate or postgraduate study or after such study and before starting a confirmed place as a pupil barrister in the UK, trainee solicitor in the UK or Cilex training in the UK.

Entries must be no longer than 2,000 words (word count includes footnotes but excludes bibliography) and should be type-written in the English language. The judges’ decision will be final. Essays must be submitted so as to be received by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019 by post or email to:

Nicole Curtis, Bates Wells Braithwaite, Queen Street Place, London EC 4R 1BE; n.curtis@bwbllp.com

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