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Looking for a moot opportunity? ALBA Moot deadline is 6th Nov 2023

The ALBA Moot Competition (run by the professional association for barristers in England and Wales practising in ‘public law’ – ALBA) is open to current law students, including LLB, GDL, LPC and BPTC students. Applications are also welcome from those who have completed their BPTC but not yet secured pupillage. You need to enter in teams of 2.

The 2023 competition will take place on the 12th December 2023, 5-7.30pm in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. It will be judged by Lord Justice Green, Mrs Justice Lieven and Christopher Vajda QC (former UK judge at the CJEU).

The competition will take the form of a speed moot in which mooters will argue certain points on the law of consultation on appeal from R (Eveleigh) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2023] EWCA Civ 810. Take a look at the competition website and the full instructions to candidates.

The first stage is judged based on applications for permission to appeal which must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, 6 November 2023.

The prizes are £1000 for the winning team; £500 for the second-placed team. The four members of the winning and second-placed team will also each be entitled to a free place at the ALBA summer conference 2024 in Cambridge. A team from City won back in 2020, see the Lawbore interview with Antonia Fraser and Raphael Hogarth.

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