The Horsfall Turner essay prize is a prestigious award given to the best essay submission on a given topic every year. It is designed to encourage trainee solicitors, paralegals and stagiaires to engage with competition and European law.

It is a great way to distinguish yourself amongst your peers and help you grow your career - why not see the list of previous winners and their essays!

The prizes you could win are:

  • a first prize cheque of £1,000 or a highly commended prize cheque for £250
  • an invitation to the Competition Section annual dinner and awards taking place on Thursday 21 November 2019 at the Law Society. All prize winners will be seated on the Competition Section chair’s table.
  • presentation of your prize by the annual dinner’s keynote speaker

The Horsfall Turner essay question for 2019 is:

‘Earlier this year, experts from the European Commission (EC) and a UK Digital Competition Expert Panel both made recommendations to adapt competition law and policy to the challenges of the digital era. Do you think the EC was right to propose a presumption of anti-competitive conduct, effectively shifting the burden of proof for pro-competitive benefits onto platform operators?’

Essays should be no more than 2,500 words in length.

The entry deadline is 12 noon on Monday 21 October.

Download the entry form and rules (Word 795 KB)

We encourage you to start your essay as soon as possible.