'Young CommBar' London 2016 ICLC Essay Competition*

WIN a trip to London

Win a trip to London to attend the London 2016 International Commercial Law Conference (includes return economy airfare; complimentary full conference registration; and, the opportunity to participate in the London 2016 ICLC as moderator of Session 3, ‘The Corporate Minefield: Legal Risk Management for Directors’).

To win, submit your 1,500 word essay on the topic:

“Are the legal risks faced by company directors in Australia intolerable?”

Submit before 9:00am on Monday 29 February 2016.

*Open to Barristers who are members of CommBar and as at 1 January 2016, are less than 5 years call to the Victorian Bar, and, less than 10 years admission as a legal practitioner in an Australian state or territory.



Terms & Conditions

  1. The competition is open to any barrister who is a member of CommBar (Commercial Bar Association of Victoria) and as at 1 January 2016, is less than 5 years call to the Victorian Bar, and, less than 10 years admission as a legal practitioner in an Australian state or territory (‘Entrant’).

  2. The competition prize (‘Prize’) shall consist of:
    • One return economy airfare from Melbourne to London to attend the Commbar London 2016 Conference (‘Conference’);
    • One complimentary registration to the Conference;
    • The opportunity to act as the moderator of session three of day one of the Conference, which addresses the topic “The Corporate Minefield: Modern Legal Risk Management for Directors” (‘Session 3’).

  3. Eligibility shall be determined by the London 2016 Conference Organising Committee (‘the Committee’) whose decision shall be final and conclusive.

  4. Entry to the competition is by submission of an essay on the following topic:
    Are the legal risks faced by company directors in Australia intolerable?”
  1. The essay shall;
  2. The essay must be an original piece of work and free of any plagiarism.

  3. Any person who submits an essay that is adjudged by the Committee to be in breach of rule 6 will be disqualified.

  4. The closing date for the submission of the essay is 29 February 2016.

  5. The judging panel (‘Panel) is to be comprised of up to three members as selected by the President of CommBar.

  6. Following the closing date, all essays submitted shall be forwarded for consideration by the Panel (or a delegate or delegates of the Panel).

  7. No later than 9 March 2016, the Committee shall select no more than 4 essays that it adjudges on merit, in its absolute discretion, to be the best essays submitted addressed to the nominated topic.  

  8. The person that submits an essay that is selected, in accordance with rule 11, is a finalist in a competition.

  9. Each finalist shall make a brief 15 minute oral presentation, on the subject of their essay, to the Panel at a date and time to be nominated by the Committee (most likely to be during the period 15 to 17 March 2016).

  10. The Panel shall, in its absolute discretion, select the competition winner from any finalist that presents an oral presentation as above.

  11. In assessing each finalist and selecting the competition winner, the Panel shall have regard to both the essay submitted and the oral presentation.

  12. The winner, as chosen by the Panel, is eligible to receive the Prize.

  13. The winner of the competition will be announced on 22 March 2016 (TBC).

  14. It shall be a condition of receiving the Prize that the winning Entrant agrees that he or she will use the airfare for the purpose of attending the Conference and also that the winning entrant agrees to moderate Session 3 and undertake to assist in all related tasks in the lead-up to the conference with the organisation of Session 3.

  15. In the event that the winner of the Prize has already registered as a delegate to attend the Conference, such person shall be entitled to a full refund of the conference registration fee, paid by him or her.

  16. No correspondence shall be entered into by the Committee in respect of the application of any of the rules hereto.