Liam Millner of Australian Accident Helpline.
Coined “Australia’s Next Top Lawyer”, the competition is aimed at Australian undergraduates studying law. Set aside is a guaranteed top prize of $5,000 and three undisclosed runner-up prizes. To be in the running, students will need to submit a 3000-word essay on Australian legal history. The topic is: ‘The most important development in Australian legal history.’
Liam Millner, the founder and Managing Director of Australian Accident Helpline, is concerned about the use of technology reducing job opportunities for entry level positions in law firms.
He says: “It is worrying that there could be a shortage of good lawyers in the future. An experienced lawyer can be the difference between life or death in some countries, the innocent ending up in jail, or big businesses walking over the little guys”.
Australian Accident Helpline promotes itself as an investor in young people and a champion for victims of no-fault accidents. The competition is aimed at providing an opportunity for undergraduates to set themselves apart from future colleagues early on.
All entries will be judged by Australian Accident Helpline’s panel of senior lawyers, and the results of the competition will be announced in October 2018.
So who will be Australia’s Next Top Lawyer?