2021 Moot Competition winners announced!
The UKELA Junior and Senior Moot competitions were held online on Friday 3 December. We are pleased to announce that the winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot were Samuel Burns and Charlie Coverman (University of London). The winners of the Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot were Stephanie Bruce-Smith (University of Law - graduated) and Liam McKenna (University of Oxford - graduated). We had an unprecedented number of entries and are extremely grateful to Nina Pindham (UKELA Vice Chair, No5 Chambers), Emma Lui (UKELA Trustee) and Howard Leithead (No5 Chambers) for all of their hard work in deciding who went through to our semi-finals. Howard Leithead was our Moot master and a semi-finals judge, along with Thea Osmund-Smith (No5 Chambers) and Hugh Richards (No5 Chambers); we would like to extend our thanks to you all. Once again we were delighted to have Richard Kimblin QC (No5 Chambers) to judge the finals; thanks also go to Richard for setting the excellent problem.
Our winners will shortly receive their prizes from our generous longstanding sponsors, No5 Chambers and LawText Publishing. It was clear that a great deal of time and effort went into everyone's submissions; well done all!
2020 Moot Competition
The Junior and Senior Moot competitions were held online on 6 May in our first Zoom Moot! The winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot were Jennifer Edwards and James Heald (Bristol University of Law). Our Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot winners were Joe Broadway and James Harrison (BPP Bristol). Thanks go to our semi-finals judges Thea Osmund-Smith, Gayatri Sarathy and Howard Leithead, to Richard Kimblin QC for acting as our finals judge, to Nina Pindham our Moot master and to Emma Lui for all of her help in organising and helping to judge the skeleton arguments with the Moot master. Our winners received prizes from our generous sponsors, No 5 Chambers and Lawtext. Well done to everybody who took part. It was an extremely high standard and a lot of effort clearly went into the preparation and delivery.
2019 Moot Competition
The 2019 UKELA Moot Semi-Finals and Finals were held on the 22nd of February at King's College London. The winners were as follows:
The Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot winners are James Harrison and Melissa Wilson (BPP Law School and University of Cambridge).
The Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot winners are Jennifer Routledge and Abigail Scott (Birmingham University and Nottingham Trent University).
A huge well done to everyone who participated - preparation was at an extremely high standard, which made for a wonderful competition and great submissions. UKELA would like to thank our Moot master, Nina Pindham, the semi-finals judges Thea Osmund-Smith, Ruth Reid and Gayatri Sarathy and Mr Justice Dove, who kindly offered his time to judge the finals of this competition. We'd like to extend our gratitude to our longstanding hosts, King's College London, and the excellent catering staff that provided the participants, judges and guests with refreshments throughout the day. We'd also like to give special thanks to our sponsors, No.5 Chambers and Lawtext Publishing, for without them, this event would not be possible.
2018 Moot Competition
The winners of the UKELA Annual Moot Competition 2018 were as follows:
The Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot winners were Joseph Broadway and Michael Linnane (The Open University Law Society)
The Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot winners were Anne Hogarth and Joseph Meethan (University of London)
Well done to all who took part. It was clear from the nervous energy in the ante-room how much this meant to the entrants; a huge amount of effort went into their preparation and this was reflected in the high level shown throughout the competition. UKELA would like to thank our Moot master, Nina Pindham, the semi-finals judges Thea Osmund-Smith and Howard Leithead and Mr Justice Dove, who judged the finals. We should also like to extend our gratitude to King's College, London, for kindly hosting, to our generous sponsors, No 5 Chambers and Lawtext and to Paul Leonard for taking photographs throughout the day.
2017 Moot competition
The 2017 Moot finals were held on 6 March. Our hosts were King's College London and the event was sponsored by No 5 Chambers. The Senior competition was won by Gayatri Sarathy (University of Law) and Leyla Garahan (City University). The Junior competition winners were Jonathan Welch and Helen Rodger, both students at City University. Congratulations to the winning teams and well done to all who took part. The calibre of entries was very high once again which made it very difficult for our judges! Thank you to LawText and No 5 Chambers for providing the prizes.
2016 Moot Competition
The 2016 Moot finals were held on 8 March, once again kindly hosted by Kings College London and sponsored by No5 Chambers. The winners of the Senior Competition were Joe Newbigin and Charles Forrest, pupils from Francis Taylor Building; whilst the Junior Competition was won by Gayatri Sarathy and Caspar Bartscherer, students from Oxford University. Congratulations to the winning teams! Once again, the standard of entry was high, with all entrants commended on their entries. Thank you to Lawtext and No5 Chambers for providing the prizes.
Winners with Mrs Justice Patterson