Published: 13 May 2024

Benjamin H Thompson wins 2024 Toulson Essay Competition

Final-year Law student, Benjamin H Thompson, won a cash prize of £100 for the inaugural Toulson Essay Competition.

Ben H Thompson, Law student

Undergraduate law students who attended the 2024 Toulson Lecture given earlier this year by Lord Burrows, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, were invited to submit an essay of up to 1,000 words, reflecting on Lord Burrows’s remarks. Lord Burrows’s lecture was on ‘Precedent and Overruling’ .

Head of School, Professor Bebhinn Donnelly-Lazarov said: "We heartily congratulate Benjamin for winning the 2024 Toulson Essay Competition and wish him good luck in future. He submitted an excellent essay on overruling and the rule of law, so his victory is well-deserved." 

Benjamin said: "Participating in the Toulson Essay Competition was a valuable experience that allowed me to delve deeper into the intricacies of precedent and overruling in the UK Supreme Court. Lord Burrows's illuminating lecture provided me with insights that significantly informed my essay. I'm truly grateful for such a unique opportunity and the knowledge gained from it."

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