Catriona Murdoch, our third six pupil, has been awarded first prize in the national Kalisher Essay Competition 2011.

Each year, the Kalisher Trust runs an essay competition to support those at the junior end of the criminal bar. This year the essay was to advise the Attorney General on the pros and cons of permitting assisted suicide and to propose a penalty regime for non-compliance with its regulation.

The entries are judged by the Kalisher Trustees, and Catriona will collect her prize at the annual Kalisher Lecture, this year held at the Old Bailey. The prize will be awarded by Baroness Ruth Deech DBE and Max Hill QC, head of the Criminal Bar Association.

For further information please see the Kalisher website.