Mr Dennis Saw Teng Sheng and Mr Ho Qi Rui Daniel from ‘Team D&D’ have won the Essex Court Chambers – SAL International Mooting Competition 2020.
This year’s competition included 24 teams of accomplished advocates from Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Brunei and the People’s Republic of China. The competition gives young lawyers (those who have been qualified for practice for fewer than three years) the opportunity to showcase and hone their advocacy skills on an international stage.
In the final round held at the Supreme Court of Singapore on 8 January 2020, ‘Team D&D’ competed against ‘Team Two Towers’, consisting of Alexander Kamsany Lee and Shriram Jayakumar. The teams presented arguments about the effect of contractual exclusion clause and whether a contractual right to terminate on notice was constrained by an implied obligation of good faith, in relation to a contract governed by English law. The arguments were presented before a distinguished judging panel comprising of His Honour Justice Steven Chong of the Singaporean Court of Appeal, Her Honour Justice Datuk P. Nallini of the Malaysian Federal Court and Andrew Hochhauser QC of Essex Court Chambers.
The prize for Best Speaker in the competition went to Shriram Jayakumar of ‘Team Two Towers’. The prize for the best written submissions was awarded to ‘Team 302’, represented by Choo Ian Ming and Nicholas Ng Wei Jie. The prize for best International Team was won by ‘Skrine’, represented by Brenda Chan Qing Wen and Elizabeth Goh Yeek Li.
The organisers congratulate all teams for participating this year and the barristers at Essex Court Chambers look forward to hosting the winners in London.