Enter Kalisher Essay Competition 2017


This year’s competition is now open for submissions. It is open to all pupils currently undertaking a criminal pupillage.

1st prize: £3000

2nd prize: £1000

3rd prize: £500

The question is as follows:

‘Recent official Reports have exposed a crisis in disclosure which threatens a fair trial and risks further miscarriages of justice. What has gone wrong and where do the remedies lie?’

  • Entries must be submitted by 5pm, on 2 October 2017 to Gill Rorke, Administrator, at gillianrorke@icloud.com
  • Entries must be no more than 2,500 words.
  • As in previous competitions, we invite the pupil’s Chambers to sponsor each entry in the sum of £100.

The competition will be judged by Trustees of the Kalisher Trust and the prizes will be awarded at the Kalisher Lecture at the Central Criminal Court on a date to be notified but which is likely to be 10 or 17 October 2017.