Kevin De Silva Essay Competition 2021 - Last few days to enter!

Kevin De Silva Essay Competition 2021 - Last few days to enter!

Written By: Michelle Taylor
Written: 23rd Feb 2021

We are pleased to announce the return of the Kevin De Silva Essay Competition.


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The winning essay will be a well-presented, original and engaging piece of work, addressing the Essay Subject which justifies its reasoning and uses the law intelligently to support its conclusions.


His Honour Judge Godsmark QC

Her Honour Judge Coe QC


The Kevin De Silva Shield and a cash prize of £350

Two Runners Up prizes of £75.00 may also be awarded, in the discretion of the Judging Panel.  

The winner will be announced on Thursday 25th March 2021, 7pm via Zoom - Kevin De Silva Competition Presentation Evening.

The trophy will be presented at the Nottinghamshire Law Society AGM, which will be held on Tuesday 27th April 2021.




The competition is open to junior lawyers, solicitors, and barristers within five years of admission/call, trainee solicitors, pupil barristers, LPC students, BPTC students and paralegals  (with up to 5 years’ experience) and all students who work and/or study in Nottinghamshire. (Name & institution/place of employment must be clearly stated on entry form)


Word limit: No more than 2500 words.


The essay must be an original piece of work and created by the person submitting the essay.


Layout must fall in line with the guidance set by the Nottingham Law Journal.


The winning entries shall become the property of Nottinghamshire Law Society, who shall be entitled to publish or reproduce all or part of the essay/s as and when they see fit.


Entries will not be returned.


Organisers bear no responsibility for the safekeeping of the entries.


All entries should be submitted in WORD form via email attachment (as set out above) for the of the Society’s Administrator, Michelle Taylor - 


The deadline date for entry is Friday 26th February 2021, 5:00pm.

Download entry forms and rules here: