Chris Skinner Memorial Law Essay Competition

Chris Skinner was nplaw’s Practice Director and sadly died in February 2017. Chris lived and worked in Norfolk for most of his career and made an outstanding contribution to local communities as an exceptional lawyer. He was passionate about nurturing the legal talents of the next generation and keen on helping young people interested in the law into employment.

nplaw, the legal practice he helped to establish, has established a law essay writing competition in memory of Chris.

The 2017/18 competition has now closed. Many thanks to all the students who entered.

The competition is an annual event and details of next year’s competition will be posted on our website when it is launched.

Winner announced

We are delighted to announce that Megan Reeve, a Year 12 student at Paston College Sixth Form, is the winner of the 2017/2018 Chris Skinner Memorial Law Essay Competition. All the entries were of a very high standard but the judging panel felt that Megan’s stood out. The judges commented that Megan set out her arguments coherently, considered the relevant law – particularly the Platt case – and reached a clear, well-reasoned conclusion.

A cheque for £100 has been sent to Megan and she will be joining nplaw for a work experience placement during the 2018 May half-term.

The judges were very impressed with four other essays submitted and their authors will receive “Highly Commended” certificates.