The award ceremony for the 2001 SCL Hudson Prize-winning papers took place at the National Liberal Club, London.
The award ceremony for the 2001 SCL Hudson Prize-winning papers took place at the National Liberal Club, London, on 9th April 2002
About 50 people attended the meeting, at which all three prize winners spoke and answered questions. The meeting was chaired by Professor Anthony Lavers, SCL Council member and organiser of the annual Hudson Prize.
First prize winner Adrian Baron, a senior associate with Deacons, Brisbane Australia, had flown specially from Australia for the occasion. His essay is entitled "Damages in the shadow of a penalty clause - tripping over policy in the search for logic and legal principle".
Joint second prize winner Ben Ring, a solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance, had also travelled far, from Hong Kong, to attend. His essay is entitled "Separability - a tale of two agreements".
The other joint second prize winner was Hamish Lal, a solicitor with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. His essay is entitled "Extensions of time: The conflict between the 'prevention principle' and notice requirements as a condition precedent".
Both Adrian Baron and Hamish Lal had been awarded a 'highly commended' for their entries in previous Hudson Prize competitions.
The Society provided refreshments, and most members stayed to talk informally after the meeting.