Family Law Essay Competition: Win a prize of £2,000
We invite all university students to take part in our law essay competition aimed at uncovering exceptional young minds. All entries meeting our submission criteria (see below) and of a high quality will be published on our website, with each author credited. You will be able to share and repost this across your social channels, as well as make reference to it on your CV and any future applications to Vardags.
Vardags is a top family law firm specialising in high net worth, international, complex cases. Our legal services help our clients through the most challenging of circumstances – led by “Britain’s top divorce lawyer”, Ayesha Vardag, we take pride in working at the cutting edge of legal practice and seek to hire the brightest talent.
PRIZES ON OFFER
The winner will receive £2,000, in addition to a one-to-one with our Founder and President, Ayesha Vardag. There will additionally be £1,000 and £500 prizes for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
The top 5 entries will be fast-tracked to interviews for Vardags’ Graduate Trainee recruitment, and the best essays will be published on the Vardags website. Read our T&Cs for full details.
Please write an essay, no longer than 3,000 words on a contemporarytopic of your choosing related to family law in England & Wales. We value quality over quantity and the depth and creativity of your arguments will be judged more than the length of your content.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a university.
As such, all submissions must be from a university email address.
Applicants must submit their essay to Vardags prior to the deadline of 31/01/2024.
The essay must include a word count at the foot of the essay - The bibliography and any footnotes of fewer than 25 words will not be included in the word count.
TIMELINE AND KEY DATES
9th October 2023: Competition opens
Midnight 31st January 2024: Competition closes
29th February 2024: Winners announced
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe on the rights of any other party. We may use various means to identify plagiarism, contract cheating and other forms of fraud. Our determinations in all such matters are final.
Submissions must not contain defamatory, obscene, offensive, or any other unsuitable material.
Vardags retains the right to publish or reproduce at any time all or part of any work submitted on the Vardags website and elsewhere. Vardags reserve the right to delete or omit from any published article anything that in their absolute discretion should not be published on editorial or legal grounds.
Submissions must be made by our online entry system - this competition therefore requires access to the internet.
The decision of our judging panel will be final. Please note that entries will not be returned and entrants may therefore wish to keep their own copy of the submitted essay. Vardags does not enter into correspondence about any aspect of the competition or the results thereof. Feedback on the essays submitted is not provided.
Candidates fast-tracked to interviews for Vardags’ graduate trainee recruitment will be for our intakes from 2025 onward.
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