Entering the UKELA moots is a great opportunity for those interested in developing their advocacy skills. You don’t have to be an environmental law expert to enter, but you do need to be an enthusiast for mooting. Our thanks to Emily Allbon at City Law School for allowing us to share their resources on mooting. Click here.


2023 Moot competition

Well done to all those who reached the finals stage of this year's 2023 Environmental Law Moot Competitions sponsored by No5 Chambers and ENDS Report. It really was a close run contest. The winners are:

  • Lord Slynn of Hadley (senior moot) winners - Laura Hildt and Francesca Dickens from University of Law
  • Dame Frances Patterson (junior moot) winners - Leo Pang and David Wong from University of Oxford

Congratulations to both teams. They win a trophy, cash prizes kindly donated by No5 Chambers, 3 months' subscription kindly donated by ENDS and UKELA membership for next year. 

Our thanks to Richard Kimblin KC for setting the moot problem, Mr Justice Dove for judging the finals, and our panel of semi-final judges Howard Leithead (Moot Master), Odette Chalaby and Leanne Buckley-Thomson, and No5 Chambers for helping to run and host the event

How to enter in 2024

The 2024 competitions will launched in September, keep an eye on the newsletter for details.


There are two competitions, if there is any uncertainty as to whether an individual qualifies for either the senior or junior competition, the matter will be referred to the Master of the Moot for a final determination.


The Lord Slynn of Hadley Moot (Senior Competition)

Open to those who, as of 1 September 2023, are in (or have secured but not started) pupillage, a trainee solicitor, on the bar professional training course (BPC) or legal practice course (LPC), or those who have completed the BPC or LPC but have not yet secured a pupillage or training contract.


The Dame Frances Patterson Moot (Junior Competition)

Open to those who, as of 1 September 2023, do not qualify for the Lord Slynn Moot but who are studying for a degree (including a graduate degree eg. LLM or a non-law degree) or taking the GDL. IF you have completed a vocational course (LPC and BPC) you are not eligible to enter the Junior Competition.



  • A trophy for each winning team;
  • £150 from No5 Chambers for each winning team;
  • Free UKELA membership for all finalists for one year; and
  • 3 months free ENDS subscription for the four winners.




  • Winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot were Weronika Galka and Lester Ho from University of Oxford
  • Winners of the Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot were Naomi Kilcoyne and Joshua Hillis from City University London

Watch the senior finals competition HERE 


  • Winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot were Samuel Burns and Charlie Coverman (University of London)
  • Winners of the Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot were Stephanie Bruce-Smith (University of Law - graduated) and Liam McKenna (University of Oxford - graduated)

Listen to our podcast with moot judge Richard Kimblin KC, speaking with Stephanie and Liam. Thank you to No 5 Chambers. 


  • Winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot were Jennifer Edwards and James Heald (Bristol University of Law)
  • Winners of the Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot were Joe Broadway and James Harrison (BPP Bristol)


  • Winners of the Dame Frances Patterson (Junior) Moot winners were James Harrison and Melissa Wilson (BPP Law School and University of Cambridge).
  • Winners of the Lord Slynn (Senior) Moot winners were Jennifer Routledge and Abigail Scott (Birmingham University and Nottingham Trent University).