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Kalisher Essay Competition

The 2019 Kalisher Essay Competition was officially launched by The Hon. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb at the annual CBA/Kalisher Lecture on 26 November 2019.

With a substantial prize of £2,000 (plus a ticket to the Kalisher Theatrical Event), the Competition is open to all pupils currently undertaking a criminal pupillage.

They invite submissions of up to 2,000 words in answer to the following question:

“Section 4 of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 introduces a new offence of ‘entering or remaining in a designated area’ outside the United Kingdom. The provision is intended to protect the public from the risk of terrorism. However, it is not retrospective. Should it have been?”

Please send your entry to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 28 February 2020. The competition will be judged by Trustees of the Kalisher Trust and the prize will be awarded at the star-studded Kalisher Theatrical Event at Middle Temple on the evening of Sunday 22 March 2020.

As in previous competitions, the pupil’s Chambers must sponsor each entry in the sum of £100. This will go towards the work of the Kalisher Trust in transforming the lives of bright young people through the development of advocacy skills. Our two main aims are helping bright youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their potential through advocacy, and helping those with the requisite ability and ambition to develop careers as barristers at the criminal bar.