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 for trainees to distinguish themselves amongst their peers and help you grow their careers - why not see the list of previous winners and their essays!

The 2019 Prize winners were:

  • 1st prize - Imogen Green, trainee, Slaughter and May
  • Highly commended prize:
    • Georgia Austin-Greenall, trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    • Jonas Levermann, trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

They received the following prizes

  • a first prize cheque of £1,000 or a highly commended prize cheque for £250
  • an invitation to Chair’s table at the Competition Section annual dinner and awards which took place on Thursday 21 November 2019 at the Law Society.

The Horsfall Turner essay question for 2019 was:

‘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?’

Download the winning essays:

1st prize - Imogen Green, trainee, Slaughter and May

Highly commended prize: