Kalisher Essay Competition

Each year, the Trust runs an essay competition for pupils at criminal chambers. The prizes are:

1st Prize: £3,000
2nd Prize: £1,000
3rd Prize: £500

A title is chosen on a topical subject that impacts directly on the work of the criminal practitioner. Entry is limited to those currently undergoing pupillage in criminal chambers and chambers are invited to sponsor their entrants at £100 per pupil. Each essay must be no more than 2,500 words long. The entries are judged by the Kalisher Trustees, and the prizes are presented at the Kalisher Lecture.

The title for the 2017 Kalisher Essay Competition is:

‘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?’

Announcement of the winners for 2017:

The Kalisher Essay Competition Prize results will be formally announced at the conclusion of the Kalisher Lecture, to be given by Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division, at the Central Criminal Court at 5.30pm on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Prizewinners will be invited to attend the lecture, after which Sir Brian Leveson will present the prizes and photographs will be taken. Entry to this event is for members of the Criminal Bar Association and special guests only.

For tickets, please apply to Aaron Dolan, Criminal Bar Association Administrator at aaron.dolan@criminalbar.com.