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Pump Court Tax Chambers – Problem Question Competition 2021/22

16 Dec 2021

First Prize - £750 and a mini-pupillage

Runner-up prizes of up to £500 at judges’ discretion

Students are invited to submit an answer to the enclosed problem question by 31 January 2022 at 5pm. No previous knowledge of the subject area is required and entrants are required only to read the one case referred to in the problem question. Answers may be up to 1000 words (including footnotes) and conciseness is encouraged.

Entrants must be studying at a UK university/college or have completed their studies at a UK university/college within the past three years (applicants do not necessarily need to have been studying law) but must not have commenced a training contract or pupillage.  Each entry should be the work of a single author (so no joint entries are allowed). 

You can download the questions HERE.

Answers should be sent to in Microsoft Word format. The covering email should state the entrant’s full name, present (or most recent) university/college and contact details (Judging is anonymous so please do not include your name in the essay itself). All submissions will be acknowledged.

Information can also be found on Chambers’ website: