Kalisher Essay Winners 2016

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s prestigious Kalisher Essay Competition.

First prize was awarded to Mr Nicholas Murphy, currently a pupil at 25 Bedford Row.






Second prize was awarded to Mr Jamie Scott, Citadel Chambers.


Third Price was awarded to Mr Nicholas Hall, 2 Hare Court.







The successful applicants wrote thoughtful, interesting and creative pieces in answer to the question:

“A Judge summing up in a criminal trial should only give directions of law and a route to verdict; it is not necessary or desirable to sum up the evidence.” Discuss.

The prizes were presented by Attorney General Jeremy Wright, in a ceremony attended by senior members of the bar and Judiciary following the annual Criminal Bar Association lecture.