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PBA Essay Competition 2023

The PBA is pleased to announc this year's top 3 winners - in no particular order -  they will be place and receive their 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes on 20 April.

Anaya Price, University of Bristol
Ruari Clark, City, University of London
Zachariah Pullar, Inns of Court College of Advocacy

The competition was open to all law undergraduates, LLM, GDL and BPTC students.

1st prize – £1000 and your essay published in EG.

2nd prize - £500 

3rd prize - £250  

In addition each winner will be entitled to an online chat with a Silk, a barrister of 5-10 years call and a barrister of below 5 years call (1 hour each) to discuss getting to the Bar, life at the Property Bar, Property work and/or your future carre.  Each winner will also receive a copy of Megarry & Wade.

The prizes will be presented at a reception in the Old Court Room, Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn on 20 April 2023.

The 2023 Essay Question was:

"Has equity been taken too far in enforcing informal promises of interests in land?” 

Essays must be submitted by 6pm on 9 January 2023.

Entrants are invited to submit an entry of not more than 1,000 words.  Entries should be in word format, text 12 point, 1.5 spaced and sent to

Full rules of entry are available here.

If you have any questions please contact our Administrator, Jo Davies at

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