Prizes & Medals

The Christopher Bathurst Prize

The Idea for the Prize

Christopher Bathurst QC (1934-2009) was a member of Fountain Court Chambers and a leading practitioner at the commercial Bar in London who developed a substantial practice in Southeast Asia, particularly Singapore.  He was regarded by many practitioners in Singapore not just as a formidable advocate and adviser but also as a friend and mentor.  His cases include the leading decision of Caparo v Dickman [1990] 2 AC 605 and in the more recent past he developed a substantial Singaporean arbitration practice. As Viscount Bledisloe, Christopher was an elected hereditary peer, and a popular and energetic cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

This Prize seeks to honour his memory.

The Christopher Bathurst Prize 2018

The Christopher Bathurst Prize 2018 is now open! The closing date for submissions is 06 July 2018 at 5pm (Singapore time).

The Rules and Question can be found here. For inquiries, please email us at

The contributor of the best entry will win an all-expenses-paid 2-week internship with Fountain Court Chambers in London, which will take place at a time to be mutually agreed between the winner and Fountain Court within a year of the announcement of the winning entry.


Year Awarded
2017 Kevin Elbert Winner
  Hsu En Chieh, Annia 2nd Prize
  Tan Xi’en Rachel 3rd Prize
2016 Chang Jun Siang, Aloysius Winner
  Daniel Lee Wai Yong  2nd Prize
  Devathas Satianathan 3rd Prize
2015 Mr Lim Jun Rui, Ivan Winner
  Mr Pang Weng Fong 2nd Prize
2014 Arvindran Manoosegaran Winner
  Kevin Elbert 2nd Prize
  Nelson Goh Kian Thong 3rd Prize
2013 Kelvin Kow Weijie Winner
  Keith Han Guangyuan 2nd Prize
  Daniel Gaw Wai Ming 3rd Prize
2012 Lim You Yu Benson Winner
  Daryl Xu 2nd Prize
  Lye Hui Xian 3rd Prize