JLD essay competition 2018 - winners announced

The Junior Lawyers Divsion is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 JLD essay competition.

The title of the competition was  ‘How will the rule of law be affected by advances in legal technology?’


Lucy Mellor, trainee solicitor, Manchester

Highly commended

Daniel Gray, trainee solicitor, London


Sam Dayan, Rianna Lee, Asad Sahi, Oluwatobi Taiwo, Michael Zamecnik

Judging panel

The entries were judged by a panel consisting of:

  • Amy Clowrey, chair of the Junior Lawyers Division
  • Simon Davis, vice president of the Law Society
  • Adam Curphey, head of development (innovation technology) at BPP University Law School

Amy Clowrey, chair of the JLD, says:

‘Congratulations to Lucy Mellor who won the top prize of £500, Daniel Gray who was highly commended, and all those who were commended including Sam Dayan, Rianna Lee, Asad Sahi, Oluwatobi Taiwo and Michael Zamecnik. I would like to thank all those who entered the essay competition and also my fellow judges.’

Both the winning essay and the highly commended essay are available to download and read.

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