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The George Hinde Moot Final 2019

27 March 2019

Time: 5:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: The Octagon. Queens' Building, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS

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The George Hinde Moot final is one of the highlights of our School of Law calendar, named in memory of a much-loved Professor at the School of Law. The competition has been established for more than 40 years and provides undergraduate students with ‘real-world experience’ as well as an invaluable insight into advocacy and the Bar.

The George Hinde Moot Final 2019

This year’s final will be held in The Octagon, Queens' Building on Wednesday 27 March at 17:30. Doors will open from 17:00. Following the moot, we will hold speeches and a food and drinks reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the finalists.

About the Judge

We are thrilled to announce that Lord Hoffmann will judge the George Hinde Moot this year.

Lord Hoffmann joined Queen Mary in June 2009 as Honorary Professor of Intellectual Property Law, following his retirement as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

The last fourteen years of his judicial career were spent as a Law Lord, prior to which he was a member of the Court of Appeal between 1992 and 1995 and a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division between 1985-1992. He remains an active arbitrator and mediator and continues to be a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong.

He attended the University of Cape Town and then Queen's College, Oxford, as a Rhodes scholar and won the Vinerian Scholarship. He was called to the bar by Gray’s Inn in 1964 and became Queen’s Counsel in 1977.

In his judicial career he gave judgments which have shaped modern English law, ranging from the reading of arbitration clauses and patent specifications to the scope of the Convention rights under the Human Rights Act. His unrivalled knowledge and experience of law means that his contribution is felt across the whole of the School of Law.


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