Fountain Court Chambers has announced the details for its annual Christopher Bathurst Prize. It is the 15th year that Chambers will be sponsoring the Prize, and it is kindly supported again this year by the Singapore Academy of Law.

The Christopher Bathurst Prize will be awarded to the contributor of the best written legal advice on the chosen topic. The winner will have the benefit of an all-expense-paid two-week internship with Fountain Court in London. The details of how to enter are here, with a deadline for submissions of Friday 28 June 2024 at 4pm SGT. The winner will be announced on Thursday 5 September.

The Christopher Bathurst Prize is named in honour of the late Christopher Bathurst QC (Viscount Bledisloe), who was a long-standing member of Fountain Court and its Head of Chambers between 1989 and 1994. Christopher Bathurst had strong ties to Singapore and developed a substantial practice there. The prize is open to full-time students enrolled at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, the Singapore Management University School of Law or at the Singapore University of Social Sciences Faculty of Law as well as to those qualified under the Legal Profession Act who are aged 30 or younger as of 1 January 2024.

The Prize is supported by the Singapore Academy of Law which is a membership-based body whose work is to support the growth and development of the legal profession in Singapore. The work of the Academy is directed towards raising the standard and quality of legal practice and building a strong and dynamic legal community in Singapore.