Venue: Octagon, Queens' Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
The School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London is pleased to invite you to the final of our undergraduate internal moot competition.
The George Hinde Moot Competition has been established for approximately forty years with academic staff and practising barristers playing an important role in judging and coaching, as a result the School has a strong and successful mooting body. The final is always judged by a senior member of the judiciary and in 2013 the School is delighted that the Rt Hon Sir Stanley Burnton has agreed to oversee the competition.
This event is free to attend but registration is essential. Visit EventBrite to book your place.
Sir Stanley was educated at Hackney Downs Grammar School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and was called to the Bar in 1965. He practised initially in general common law, and then from 1976 as a commercial lawyer at One Essex Court. He took silk in 1982 and acted both as advocate and arbitrator in international arbitrations. He sat as a deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division from 1994 until he was appointed to the High Court Bench (Queen’s Bench Division) in July 2000. He was nominated to the Administrative Court shortly after his appointment. In April 2008 he was promoted to the Court of Appeal, and sat in both the civil and criminal divisions of the Court of Appeal. He retired as a Judge of the Court of Appeal on 25 October 2012, when he reached the age of 70, and has returned to One Essex Court to sit as an arbitrator.
Stanley Burnton is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII). He is a trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a member of its audit committee. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London.