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OUP and ICCA National Mooting Competition 2018

Released on July 10, 2018

On Thursday 28th June 2018, Daniel Cullen and Santosh Carvalho representing Birkbeck, University of London were declared winners of the final of the OUP and ICCA National Mooting Competition 2017-18.


Not only was it Birkbeck's first time in the final, but they are the first team to win the competition under our partnership with the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA).


Other teams represented in the final were Queen's University Belfast; Open University; and University College London. Daniel and Santosh receive £750 prize money each as well as a brand new money-can't-buy prize facilitated by the ICCA - a day marshalling HHJ Anthony Leonard at the Old Bailey, where they will have the chance to gain a real insight into how judges consider and manage cases.


Lady Justice Hallett, Vice-President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, presided over the final for the first time. She commented that all the teams were worthy finalists and that it had been an incredibly difficult task choosing a winner. She went on to say that all the students were welcome in her court any day.


Jonathan Thorpe, co-ordinator of Birkbeck Law School's mooting programme, said 'I am overjoyed at the success of our team winning the OUP/ICCA National Mooting Competition 2017-18. All four teams competing in the final deserve praise for reaching so far into this hard-fought moot. Many thanks to the OUP/ICCA organisers, and to Lady Justice Hallett for judging the final. This was an invaluable and most memorable experience, and Birkbeck is very proud to have won.

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