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The OUP & the ICCA National Mooting Competition

One of the most prestigious and popular mooting competitions in the UK, the OUP & the ICCA National Mooting Competition offers undergraduate law and GDL students the opportunity to practise and perfect their advocacy skills.

This is the go-to website for all those participating in the OUP & the ICCA National Mooting Competition, for those interested in getting involved, and for those who want to discover what mooting is.

Congratulations to our winning team: Newcastle University!

We were thrilled to have the final of the OUP & the ICCA National Mooting Competition hosted at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple on Tuesday 14 June – the first in person final since 2019. After many months of mooting virtually, the teams were finally able to look their opponents in the eye as they made their case.

The Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Andrews presided over the exciting final, where Arya Vindlacheruvu and Niamh Kenny, representing Newcastle University emerged victorious. The Newcastle team were presented with a £1,500 team prize, a trophy each, and the opportunity to marshal an Old Bailey judge and enjoy lunch at the Inns of Court.

The students represented in the final were: Arya Vindlacheruvu & Niamh Kenny of Newcastle University, Cher Lyne Peh & Chloe Yeung of the University of Bristol, Tomas McCabe & Martin Claich of Birkbeck, University of London, and Arthur Ddamulira & Amelia Jefford of Cardiff University.

The final had a mix of familiar and fresh faces: Newcastle University had a gap of 17 years since their last victory in 2005 when this year’s winners were just tots. Birkbeck were in their second consecutive final, trying to go one better than their 2021 performance when they narrowly lost out to Open University in the virtual final.

It was great to see Cardiff University and the University of Bristol in the final this year, as although they have competed in the past, neither team have won before. Bristol were named Runners Up by the judge.

Every student taking part put on a fantastic display of mooting: the competition was close, and the resulting decision was very narrow. Lady Justice Andrews lived up to her reputation as a formidable cross-examiner, testing each mooter with some very stiff judicial interventions.

The mooting at this final was of an exceptionally high standard and you should all be very proud of your achievement. I would be happy to hear the same quality of legal argument in the Court of Appeal anytime.” - The Right Honourable Lady Justice Andrews

The competition began back in October 2021 with 64 teams starting out in the knock-out style competition. Making their way through 4 rounds of competition, organising moots, prepping their case, and showing impressive advocacy skills, our finalists are all to be congratulated in earning their place in the 2021-22 final.

We’d especially like to thank our moot writer, Tim Goodwin, and The ICCA for their partnership throughout this year’s competition. We also thank the Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Andrews for taking the time to judge the competition and provide detailed feedback to each competitor.

If you would like to take part in next year’s competition let us know by emailing mooting.uk@oup.com.

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We house a great selection of our archive moot problems which have been written especially for this competition over the years. Visit the page for access to free, downloadable moot problems, and get practicing your advocacy skills!

If you have any questions or enquiries, please email mooting.uk@oup.com.

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