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Bar Council Law Reform Essay Competition – City student success

Well done to two City GDL students for their success in the Bar Council’s annual Law Reform Essay Competition. Clarissa Wigoder won a prize as the best GDL entry for her essay: Spare the rod: Why the law on corporal punishment needs to be reformed, and Daniel Fox was runner-up with his essay: I hate being idle: Asylum seekers and the right to work.

You can read both Clarissa and Daniel’s essays via the Bar Council website, as well as those of other winners in this competition. Pupil barrister Ian McDonald was announced as the winner of the overall first prize of £4,000  with his essay, entitled: One rule for all: An end to the Abouloff double standard on fraud and foreign judgments.

Fergus Randolph QC, Chair of the Bar Council’s Law Reform Committee, said:

“The Committee was delighted by the overwhelming response to the essay competition with nearly 90 entries submitted. All were of a high standard and the winners are to be congratulated…This competition aims to help students and young barristers at the start of their careers, who are often burdened with substantial debts by the time they leave university. The Law Reform Committee and the Bar Council more widely is committed to helping young entrants to the profession.”

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