The exceptional legal talent of three trainee solicitors has been recognised in this year’s Horsfall Turner Essay Prize Competition, run by the Law Society’s Competition Section

The Competition Section asked entrants to write on the subject:“Object or effect: where do competition authorities need to draw the line?”

With a prize of £1,000, the winner of this year’s competition was Aoife Monaghan, a trainee solicitor at Linklaters LLP – this is the fourth time a solicitor from the firm has won this prize.

Highly commended prizes of £250 also went to John Kwan, a trainee solicitor at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Daniel Schwarz, a trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance.

You can read their submissions under ‘Related files’ above.

Lord Currie, Section Chair and first place winner

Lord Currie, the Competition Section Chair and first place winner, Aoife Monaghan

The Horsfall Turner prize is an award given by the Law Society’s Competition Section to the best essay submissions on a given topic every year. This year, the winners received their prizes from Lord David Currie, chairman of the Competition and Markets Authority at the Competition Section’s Annual Dinner, held at the Law Society on Wednesday 3 December.