Fountain Court Chambers is delighted to announce that the winner of the Christopher Bathurst Prize 2020 is David Isidore Tan. David is an associate at Rajah & Tann in Singapore.  We look forward to presenting him with his prize at the first virtual prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday 24 November.

It is the eleventh year that chambers has awarded the prize in memory of the late Christopher Bathurst QC (Viscount Bledisloe), who as a member of Fountain Court developed a substantial practice in Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore, while also being a leading practitioner at the Commercial Bar in London.  Christopher served as Head of Chambers between 1989-1994. The prize was again kindly supported by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Participants were asked to submit a piece of written legal advice of not more than 3,500 words. The competition question and winning advice can be found here.

Entrants were judged on a variety of criteria, namely originality, critical analysis, succinctness, clarity, persuasiveness and pragmatism. The judges were Michael Brindle QC, former Head of Chambers and a door tenant at Fountain Court, Siraj Omar SC of Drew & Napier and Dr Sandra Booysen, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Fountain Court Chambers is grateful for their support and commitment to the prize.

The prize is an all-expense-paid two-week internship at Fountain Court Chambers in London.  We hope to welcome David to London in 2021.