Competition Info

The Legal Apprentice is Kingsley Napley’s legal competition for first year Key Stage 5 students. We invite students to work as part of a team to complete a series of tasks, designed to encourage them to tap into their "inner solicitor" – using skills and logic to provide legal advice for virtual clients.

Places are limited to 900 teams and registration will close on 17 December, or once 900 teams have entered. The competition will run between January and June 2020.

Competition Timeline

11 November 2019 - 17 December 2019

Task 1:
13 January 2020 - 24 January 2020

Task 2:
27 January 2020 - 7 February 2020

Task 3: 
24 February 2020 - 6 March 2020

September 2020 (DATE TBC)

Download the Competition Timeline

Why Enter?

The competition aims to provide students with first-hand experience of what it is like to be a solicitor. The skills of a solicitor are much more varied than just being able to put forward a good argument – there are so many other qualities that make a great solicitor – including:

  • Listening skills
  • Inquisitiveness / asking questions
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Working in a team
  • Communicating
  • Providing sound advice
  • Creativity

The Prizes

  • The students comprising the winning team will receive £500 each and will be offered the opportunity to be interviewed by Kingsley Napley for the ultimate prize of winning a legal apprenticeship.
  • The student in second place (following the interview mentioned above) will receive a paid three month placement at Kingsley Napley LLP.
  • Remaining students from the winning team will receive one week of work experience at Kingsley Napley.
  • The winning team’s school will receive £5000 to put towards any technical advancement of their choice.
  • Runners up will receive £200 each.
  • The teacher who encourages the most students to enter will receive £100 Amazon voucher.
  • Schools who enter will receive a website banner promoting their participation. Those whose students reach the final will receive “finalist” website banners and trophies.
  • All finalists will receive certificates.

Please note: The Legal Apprentice competition is based on the current law of England and Wales (as at Nov 2018). The materials on the student portal and answers to the competition have been prepared in line with the law as it applies at this time. If there are any significant legal updates which impact on the accuracy of these materials during the competition, teachers and students will be notified and updates provided on the website.