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Congratulations to our Debating Shield and Gluckstein Advocacy Prize winners

Debating Shield competition under way in the OCR of Lincoln's Inn. A debater speaks from a lectern whilst their team mates and opposition sit by tables to the side.
The Debating Shield Final, held in the OCR on 30 April 2024.

In April, the Inn held two of its most prestigious competitions, the Debating Shield and the Gluckstein Advocacy Prize.

Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize

Winner – Matthew Jahanfar
2nd – Adnan Khaliq
3rd – Victoria Bradshaw

Debating Shield 

Niamh Kenny and Katie Stephens

The pair were 1st Opposition for the motion  ‘This House Would abolish the House of Lords’.

About The Debating Shield

The Debating Shield is an internal debating competition to find the best debating team in the Inn. Four teams compete in the final, each comprising of two speakers. The eight finalists are selected following an open competition which all student and pre-pupillage members of the Inn are permitted to enter. The eight finalists are told the motion for debate and randomly allocated their speaking positions on the night.

About The Sir Louis Gluckstein Advocacy Prize

The Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize is awarded to the best junior advocate at the Inn. It is open to current Bar Course students and those up to one year Call. Competitors are asked to prepare two exercises, a mixture of criminal, civil and family, and are allocated randomly. The competition consists of an initial round from which the judges select up to eight participants to compete in the final.

You can find out more about the Inn’s clubs and competitions here.