The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, presented the overall winner with a cheque for £4,000. Other prizes included £2,500 for the runner up and £1,500 for the best entry written by a student studying for the postgraduate diploma in law / CPE.

The former Chairman of the Bar Council Chairman Tim Dutton QC said: “The Law Reform Essay competition offers some of the sharpest minds studying for the Bar an opportunity to demonstrate how they use and develop their legal knowledge, analysis and imagination, and I am delighted that this year’s entrants have proved to be, once again, such a strong field.”