One prize of £1,000 may be awarded every year for an essay from a member of the Middle Temple on a prescribed topic of not more than 3,000 words. The word count does not include footnotes, but footnotes should be used for pure reference purposes and not include analysis.
Submissions will be accepted from members of the Inn who are students or newly Called and looking for pupillage, or currently undertaking pupillage. Candidates must intend to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.
Entries must be typed and clearly marked with the entrant’s membership number. They must be accompanied by a signed and dated copy of the cover sheet which is provided with the essay topics.
The Guidance on Plagiarism and Note on Penalties can be found here - please read this carefully.
Applications for the 2020 competition are expected to open in June 2020 and close in August 2020, with exact dates TBC.
Click here to read his essay.
Rebecca de Hoest