On 11 April, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London hosted the George Hinde Moot Final 2023 with Judge Mr Justice Robin Knowles.
The event was organised by the George Hinde Moot officer Fedellis Lim with the invaluable support of the President of the Mooting Society Madara Thalduwa.
The moot problem was provided by Professor Merris Amos, which focused on public law and the de-ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights, which raises some of the same issues as were covered in the Miller litigation.
173 students competed in this year’s competition, with four first year students succeeding to compete in the final:
Ms Madison Solow won the Moot Final overall and all students were awarded the Yeats and Lane Trophy.
Professor Rachael Mulheron KC was guest of honour, and opened the ceremony outlining the history of the George Hinde Moot. The guest judge was Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE, one of the Judges of the Commercial Court.
Mr Justice Robin Knowles described the performance of all the finalists as 'simply outstanding'. He singled out the winner, Ms Madison Solow’s advocacy as ´powerful´. He commended Mr Gabriel Ramsay Davis’ advocacy as ‘persuasive’ and commended his handling of Judge’s questions. The judge was particularly impressed by Ms Khushi Narula’s command of the material, which he described as being of the first order. He also applauded Ms Anna Tikhomirova’s 'courage' and said her ability to be flexible ´but on her own terms´ was really outstanding.