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OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition

Judge Gratwicke crowns Queen's University Belfast OUP and BPP mooting championsOUPBPPMootwinners200

Queen's University Belfast has won the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition 2016-17.

Team members Darren Finnegan and Conor Lockhart demonstrated exceptional mooting skills to take victory at the final. Their win is a first for Queen's University Belfast in this competition, although they did make the final two years ago, where they took second place.

The other teams to progress to the final were Sheffield Hallam University, University of Buckingham, and University of East Anglia.

His Honour Judge Gratwicke returned once again to preside over the final and kept the students on their toes with some keen questioning. He remarked that he was amazed and humbled by the high standard of mooting he had witnessed, noting that the difference in marks between all four teams could be counted on one hand. He went on to say that all the finalists should be very proud of themselves.

The original moot problem, written specifically for the final by barrister Rory Clarke, focused on property law but also touched on the issues of Brexit and ownership of street art. The full moot problem can be viewed below, or in the programme for the final, which also contains information on the finalists.

Oxford University Press National Mooting Competition 2017/18

To register for the 2017/18 competition, please download and complete a copy of the entry form and email it to us at: mooting.uk@oup.com

Get tweeting about the competition and follow its progress by using the hashtag #oupbppmoot

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Queen's University Belfast


Sheffield Hallam University

University of Buckingham


University of East Anglia



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Explanation of working days and deadline for exchange

A ‘working day’ is the time between 9am and 5pm on a week day. No time on either Saturday or Sunday is considered a working day.

 Day of moot Time of moot   Deadline for exchange
 Monday  Before 5pm  Wednesday 3pm
 Monday  After 5pm  Thursday 3pm
 Tuesday  Before 5pm  Thursday 3pm
 Tuesday  After 5pm  Friday 3pm
 Wednesday  Before 5pm  Friday 3pm
 Wednesday  After 5pm  Monday 3pm
 Thursday  Before 5pm  Monday 3pm
 Thursday  After 5pm  Tuesday 3pm
 Friday  Before 5pm  Tuesday 3pm
 Friday  After 5pm  Wednesday 3pm