The Law Society’s Competition Section is pleased to share Professor Whish’s keynote speech and the photographs from the 2018 formal annual dinner and Horsfall Turner essay prize award ceremony.

This year’s annual dinner took place on 28 November 2018. A particular highlight of the night was the excellent speech by Professor Richard Whish, who also awarded the prizes to the Horsfall Turner essay winners.

Listen to the speech:

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Professor Whish is president of the Competition Section and an Emeritus professor of law at King’s College London. In 2014 he was appointed QC Honoris Causa.

He was a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading in the UK from 2003 to 2009, and a non-executive director of the Singaporean Energy Markets Authority from 2005 to 2011.

He is the co-author with David Bailey of Competition Law, 9th edition 2015 (OUP) and the author of many other books, articles case-notes and book reviews on aspects of international competition law and policy. He is also a member of the Brexit Competition Law working group.

The Horsfall Turner annual essay competition is designed to encourage young lawyers to develop an interest in European law. It is open to all trainee solicitors and paralegals working at law firms or in-house legal departments in organisations with an office in the UK.

This competition had two prizes: first prize was a cheque for £1,000 and two highly commended prizes of £250. All winners are invited to the Competition Section dinner and awards, where they receive their prizes.

Our 2018 winners are listed on our essay page