The Mooting Chronicle

Mooting news archives - 2000

Once upon a time... Here are some of the previous stories from the Mooting Chronicle:
  • The Blackstone Press / Herbert Smith / Target Law National Mooting Competition 2000/2001 is now in progress, and you can follow the competition here.

  • You can follow the results of the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition on the Essex Court web site here, by clicking on 'standing'.

  • The results of the first round of the Midland Universities Mooting Competition are as follows: Birmingham beat UCE; Buckingham beat Derby; De Montfort beat Durham; Keele beat Leicester; Staffordshire beat Nottingham and Nottingham Trent, Reading and Warwick were awarded byes into the next round. Updates on the results are available online here.

  • The Midland Universities Mooting Competition, sponsored by the Incorporated Council for Law Reporting and Context Limited, is to kick off in November, with a total of 13 universities from around the UK taking part. The first round moot is a contract law problem on acceptance of an offer and the doctrine of mistake. The winning mooters will receive a year's subscription to the Weekly Law Reports on CD Rom or online. Contact John Hallissey for more information:

  • The new European Moot Court competition is due to be published on their web site ( on 2 September 2000. Email the organising team for more details:

  • An instructional video on mooting is to be produced by a law student at Manchester Metropolitan University. Jason Addy hopes to include footage of a live moot, critical analysis of the mooters' speeches, as well as tips from judges and barristers on how to improve your performance. Contact Jason for more information, or to get involved:

  • The 2000 ESU National Mooting Competition has been won by two former policemen studying at Kingston University. James Tucker and Gary Cumberland were the winning team, who beat Liverpool John Moores University in the final, held at Gray's Inn, in a moot which focused on the law of human rights. The Scarman Shield was taken by runners up Jennifer Luke and Lynne Sayers.

    Lord Justice Potter, Graham Virgo and Andrew Walker, judged the competition, which was sponsored by Lovells.

  • Staffordshire University are against Greenwich University in the final of the 2000 Herbert Smith/GTI/Blackstones National Mooting competition, to take place in June.

  • The Northern Universities Mooting League, organised by Durham University Advocacy Society, had its first competition day on 4th March. The League includes Nottingham, Manchester, Warwick, Sheffield and, of course, Durham.

    All except Sheffield took part in the competition, which was held in the Senate Chamber, Old Shire Hall, Durham. The Manchester team, comprising Matthew Snarr and Elliot Gold, won, with Durham a close second. The event was judged by Martin Towers, a local barrister.

    The League has now been renamed the Palatinate. More details can be found on the League web site. Universities interested in getting involved should contact organisers Rachel Cook or Jennie Deakin, ideally before the end of this academic year.

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