ELSA London is pleased to announce our first Contract Moot. This will be a knock out competition of 4 rounds. It will run between January – March 2011 with the finals being held in the Presidents’ Court (courtroom 33) at 18.30 on Tuesday 22nd March at the Royal Courts of Justice. The competition is strictly for undergraduates (includes GDL) and, if successful, will become an annual event. Download the ELSA Mooting Rule Book – round one. A Download the TEAM APPLICATION FORM and return to ELSA before 19 January. PLEASE NOTE TEAMS HAVE NOW BEEN SELECTED
Format of the ELSA Moot Competition is as follows:
- Round 1 – Court Application Procedure
- Round 2 – traditional moot problem
- Round 3 – Witness Handling
- FINAL – traditional moot at the Royal Courts of Justice, Lord Neuberger to judge.
Wednesday 19th January at 6pm, there will be a brief introduction to Application Procedure with a demo video for those teams not sure what is required. It will be held at BPP in Holborn. Selected teams will be informed of exact location. Team Fees (£20) can be paid then. For a useful intro to all things moot, ELSA recommends the Lawbore tutorial “Learn More“.
Thursday 17th February at 5.30pm, there will be an info session about what is expected in Round 3 (witness handling). Successful teams will be invited to attend.
First Round Results – the following 8 teams will progress to the second round
1. Team 10 – Tricia Hemans, Fiona Du, Danielle Hamilton, Lucy Limbrey 90% (QMUL)
2. Team 4 - Ricky Seal, Danielle Crane, Kathryn Blair, Kara Cann 84% (KCL)
3. Team 7 - Ann Liang Ang, David Lee, Martin Wong, Victoria Chong 76.5% (UCL)
4. Team 5 - Jae Hee Suh, Tian Yi Tan, Andrew Foo, Inyoung Soo 76% (Oxford)
5. Team 1 - Sui Hang Hui, Yuen Loong Ng, Mansoor Amir, Soh Lei Chan 76% (UCL)
6. Team 13 – Ross Agim, Saad Butt, Mania Kazemzadeh, Mariya Hristova 73% (City)
7. Team 14 – Alexandra Dziri, Adela Komorowska, Amadeo Capuccio, Manav Melwani 72% (UCL)
8. Team 3 – Roch Glowacki, Dominika Barska, Ewa Tarnowska, Michael Witczak 71% (KCL)
Round 2 will be held on Saturday 12th February at BPP Law School, Holborn. All successful teams will be sent the new problem directly. Skeletons to be submitted 48 hours beforehand.
Results of Round 2
Teams 10, 13, 5 and 7 (Queen Mary, City University, Oxford University and UCL) will progress to the Semi Final on Saturday 26 February. This 3rd round will be a witness handling task
Results of Round 3 (semi final)
This round was an exercise in witness handling – questioning and cross-examination. All the teams performed admirably. It was very enjoyable and entertaining to watch. The judge was Mr William Norris, a retired partner from A&O who also went on to practise at Maitland Chambers. Mr Norris and the BPTC students who acted as witnesses found the standard of all four teams to be very high. However, on this occasion it is teams 10 (Queen Mary) and team 5 (Oxford) who will participate in the Final round. Notwithstanding, an honourable mention should be given to City and UCL as they also scored highly.