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14 January 2011

The Sentencing Council’s first Sentencing Competition has now been launched.

An initial written round will take place in February, and the six highest scoring students will then compete in the semi final and final rounds to be held at The Old Bailey in March 2011 and presided over by Lord Justice Leveson. The top prize will be a choice of either a mini pupillage at criminal chambers QEB Hollis Whiteman or a work experience placement at solicitors’ offices Lewis Nedas & Co.

All current BPTC and LPC students are invited to take part and email their expressions of interest (stating name, course and university/law school address) by Tuesday 1 February 2011. Further information, and the initial written case to be completed will then be sent out to interested students.