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Mooting & Advocacy Competition Updates

City students have been showing their competitive streak recently…

Verity Coutts (LLB3) and Samantha Tayler (LLB2) won their first bout in the Preliminary Round 1 of the University of Hertfordshire/Blackstone’s National Criminal Advocacy Competition (endorsed by the Criminal Bar Association). They face the University of Westminster on the 16th March for the return match. This is a really interesting competition as most participants have had no experience of advocacy before.

Laura Inglis and Harriet Tolkien faced up to BPP in the first round of the UKSLA Mooting Competition, over at their Waterloo campus and came out on top. Well done both!

Jamie, Hugo, Andrew and Hannah

Finally this Tuesday saw the semi-final of the ICLR National Mooting Competition. The team of four in this moot competition have done brilliantly so far, competing against Kings, University of Hertfordshire and Exeter to get to this stage.

The semi-final was held at Grays Inn and we were up against an extremely strong University of Buckingham team, with the judges Mr Justice Newey and Mark Cunningham QC. It was edge-of-seat stuff and was wonderful to hear the announcement that the City team were going through to the final. The final is on March 28th.

Very well done to all four members of the team representing City in this competition: Hannah Gomersall, Hugo Flaux, Jamie Susskind and Andrew Rose. Big congratulations go to Hugo and Jamie for securing the place in the final.

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