The moot is exclusively organised for the School’s post-graduate students.

By City Press Office(City Press Office), Published

Eleanor Schaff, David Horwich, David Scully and Maud Mullan took the top four spots in The City Law School’s 2023 Senior Moot, reaching the Final.

The moot is exclusively organised for the The City Law School’s post-graduate students. The moot problem addressed two areas – the interaction between the criminal law and the European Convention on Human Rights, and the directions given by a Judge at a criminal trial.


The final was judged by a panel of practitioners: Puneet Grewal of 3 TG Barristers, Drea Becker of 9 BR Chambers, Toby Roseman of Goldsmith Chambers and Stephan Halloran, Solicitor-Advocate and Director of Lawtons Solicitors, Criminal Defence Specialists.

The Moot was organised and facilitated by Law School educators Rosie Longman and Emily Allbon.

Moot Coordinator, Rosie Longman, said:


“As always, the moot proved popular among our students and was oversubscribed, with competition to gain one of the 64 first round places. There was a high standard of advocacy throughout.”

“I would like to thank all those who judged the moot, from the first round through to the Final. The moot couldn’t happen without them. I congratulate all the finalists – they beat some extremely able candidates to get there. In the final they handled the panel’s challenging questions in truly professional style.”


The judging panel commented on the overall high standard of the students, describing the submissions as “impressive” and “authoritative”.

They noted that the written work submitted by the finalists was of a standard which rivalled that which might be seen in practice.


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