Times Law Awards Competition 2022

The annual Times Law Awards competition launches today.  The question for this year’s student essay competition, sponsored by One Essex Court, is:

To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay right or justice.” Magna Carta clause 40. Is the state financing the criminal justice system properly and, if not, is privatisation a possible solution? Would this mean selling justice?

All essays must be sent by e-mail to by midday on Friday 17 December.

For further information and a full list of rules of entry, please visit