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The School of Law wins the prestigious ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition

On Monday 4 January 2021, two students representing the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, won the 48th Essex Court Chambers-English Speaking Union National Mooting Competition 2019-2020, which was held remotely.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales

Jospeh Hilditch and Joseph Toft defeated teams from the University of Kent in the semi-final and the University of Hull in the final. This is Queen Mary’s fifth victory in the competition, (including three as Queen Mary College).

The final was judged by the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Rt. Hon. Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, The Rt. Hon. Lady Justice Geraldine Andrews and The Hon. Mr Justice Simon Bryan.

The mooters from Queen Mary received a prize of £1000 each and the university will also receive a donation of £1000. Their names will also be engraved on the Silver Mace proudly displayed at the Dartmouth House offices of The English-Speaking Union.

Joseph Hilditch and Joseph Toft will now go on to represent the UK in the Commonwealth Mooting Competition. Congratulations on your success and good luck in the forthcoming competition.

Read the story from ESU-Essex Court Chambers.

More information:

  • Learn more about the Queen Mary Mooting Society.
  • Find out about studying an LLB at Queen Mary.



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