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George Hinde Moot Competition Final 2016

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21 March 2016

Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: The Octagon, Queens' Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

We are pleased to invite you to the final of 2016 George Hinde Moot Competition. This competition has been established for over 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 judged by a senior member of the judiciary and in 2016 the School is delighted that The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has agreed to oversee the competition. Lord Neuberger becomes the second President of the Supreme Court since it was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in October 2009 to replace the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. He previously held the post of Master of the Rolls from 1 October 2009.

Born on 10 January 1948, Lord Neuberger was educated at Westminster School, later studied Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating he worked at the merchant bank, N M Rothschild & Sons from 1970-1973 until he entered Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in 1974. Lord Neuberger was made a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1987 and became a Bencher for Lincoln’s Inn in 1993. His first judicial appointment was as a Recorder from 1990 until 1996 when he was appointed a High Court judge in the Chancery Division and was then the Supervisory Chancery Judge for the Midland, Wales and Chester and Western Circuits 2000 - 2004.

In 1999 Lord Neuberger chaired the Advisory Committee on the Spoliation of Art (in the Holocaust). Since 2000 he has been a governor of the University of Arts London and in 2003 became the Chairman of the Schizophrenia Trust. In January 2004 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. He also led an investigation for the Bar Council into widening access to the barrister profession. In 2007 he was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset.

Read more about Mooting at Queen Mary.


For directions to the Queens' Building on the Mile End campus, please refer to the map.

How to Book

This event is free but prior registration is required through the Queen Mary Eventbrite page. Please book early for this event as there is limited seating available.


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