Times Law Awards: Winners
Download the winning essays from previous competitions:
- 2023: "Should states and private parties be entitled to recover reparations from aggressor states, and if so, how?"
- 2022: “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?"
- 2021: Stereotyping and unconscious racial bias: stumbling blocks for parties, witnesses and aspirant lawyers alike. How should the law and the profession respond?
- 2020: Taming the Social Media Giants: How far should the state go in regulating online content?
- 2019: Brexit: A threat or an opportunity for UK lawyers and legal London?
- 2018: Should history be rewritten in line with modern day views of human rights?
2017: Brexit: should Parliament be able to overrule the referendum?
2016: Does Europe need a new legal framework to tackle the crisis of mass migration?
- 2015: Is Magna Carta more honoured in the breach?
- 2014: Morality versus legality: When is war justified?
- 2013: Privacy and the Press: is state regulation in the public interest?
- 2012: Cameras in court: justice's loss or gain?
- 2011: Justice under the axe: can the Government's cuts be fair?
- 2010: Supreme Court UK: Radical change, or business as usual?
- 2009: Should people in the public eye have a right to privacy?
- 2008: In the bank or under the bed: Should the law protect your money?
- 2007: Extradition to foreign courts: are our laws fair?
- 2006: Terrorism -v- Human Rights - Where do you draw the line ?
- 2005: Tesco Law: The Shape of Things to Come? Will Clementi be good for consumers but bad for lawyers?
- 2004: Constitutional Reform: Will the justice system benefit?
- 2003: Victims or Defendants - Can there be Justice For All?
- 2002: International terrorists: What role should the law play?
- 2001: Ethical Dilemmas: Who should decide – lawyers, scientists or God?
- 2000: Crimes against humanity: Who has the right to intervene?
- 1998: Access to justice – who pays the price?
- 1997: Privacy and the Press: Is Law the answer?
- 1996: Law Lords in the 90’s – a new Supreme Court
- 1995: Advocacy – what is its future?