ESU – Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition 2024

24 June, 2024

The final of the English Speaking Union (ESU) – Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition 2024 was held on Thursday 20th June 2024 at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The moot, which is the oldest mooting competition in the UK, is open to all universities or higher education colleges involved in the teaching of law in the United Kingdom. Each team is comprised of two students. Rounds are conducted over the winter and spring, culminating in the semi-finals at Dartmouth House, Mayfair and the Grand Final in the Royal Courts of Justice.

The finalists, the University of Greenwich and the University of Leicester, were judged by a panel comprising Mrs Justice Sara Cockerill, Mr Justice David Foxton and Hugh Mercer KC. The mooters from the University of Greenwich were declared the winners.

As with previous years, the winners received a prize of £1,000 each and their university also received a donation of £1,000. Their names will be engraved on the Silver Mace displayed at the Dartmouth House offices of the English-Speaking Union. The names of the runners-up will be engraved on the Scarman Shield, also displayed at Dartmouth House. All four finalists will be offered a mini-pupillage at Essex Court Chambers. The winners of this prestigious mooting competition go on to represent the UK in the Commonwealth Mooting Competition during the years in which the Commonwealth Moot takes place.

The Competition is run by Eric Baskind (Competition Chair) with Dr Tracey Elliott (Competition Convenor), and is supported by members of Essex Court Chambers.