Our Future Legal Mind 2017 winner was Hana Kapadia.
The essay question
For our 2017 competition, we asked entrants to write an essay responding to the following question:
If EBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year, why does the UK civil justice system need lawyers?
For her winner's prize, our competition winner Hana received a £5,000 prize fund to help with her career development and completed a work experience placement at one of our partner law firms.
Future Legal Mind 2017: Our finalists
WINNER: Hana Kapadia
When she was named as our Future Legal Mind 2017 Hana, who hails from Cheltenham, was studying for her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law's Bristol centre.
Finalist: Bethany Hargreaves
University of Manchester student Bethany was named on our 2017 shortlist and went on to also be named as a finalist in our 2018 competition.
Finalist: Comfort Ochefu
Comfort was a law student at the University of Chester when she was named as a Future Legal Mind finalist in 2017.
Finalist: Charlotte Werner
Charlotte was studying at the University of Exeter when she was named as a finalist in our 2017 competition.
Finalist: George Dick
George was studying at the University of Dundee when he was named on our Future Legal Mind 2017 shortlist.
Finalist: Heather McGuirk
Heather was a student at the University of Law when she was named on our 2017 shortlist.
Finalist: Jane Taylor
Jane was studying for her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Westminster's Law school when she was named on our 2017 competition shortlist.
Finalist: Katharine Strange
Katharine was studying at City Law School when she was named as a finalist in 2017.
Finalist: Morris Seifert
Morris, a former Epsom College student, was studying at BPP University when he was named on our shortlist in 2017.
Finalist: Thomas Stokoe
Thomas was studying at BPP University when he was named as one of our 2017 finalists.