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The City Law School launches the Senior Moot

The competition is sponsored by Savills, one of the world’s largest property experts
by Sophie

The City Law School has unveiled its first ever Senior Moot. The competition is open to all postgraduates on the School's professional programmes. It is sponsored by property experts Savills, and carries a total prize fund of £2,000.

All students on City's BPTC, GDL, LPC and GE LLB courses were eligible to enter. The original 64 places were snapped up within an hour of being made available. The overall winner will be awarded £1,000 while the runner-up will pocket £500 and the two other finalists will receive £250 each.

Joanne Moss, Moot Coordinator, The City Law School commented: "Our students hold exceptional records of success in both national and international mooting competitions. I am delighted they have this outstanding opportunity to compete in this prestigious new competition. The Senior Moot 2014 will be a rigorous test of their legal knowledge and their advocacy skills".

The first round of the Senior Moot took place in January and whittled the number of competitors to 16. The achievement of the Round 1 winners was recognised during a reception at the School's Gray's Inn campus yesterday. The successful students were: James Mathieson; Matthew Gaunt; Zachery Kell; Katie McFarlane; Andrew Lomas; Charlotte Alport; George Harnett; Joseph Harding; Kabir Bhalla; Joanna Chen; Joseph Lee; Darryl Hutcheon; Richard Briggs; Emma Park; Martin Horne and Mike Hollis.

There will be a further round of hearings before the finals, which will be held at Savills' Head Office in London on Friday 9 May 2014. The distinguished moot judge will be Mr Derek Wood CBE QC. Mr Wood specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential property law, especially landlord and tenant, agricultural property law, housing law and all types of property and construction disputes, including arbitration.

Clive Beer, Savills, Head of Professional Services commented: "We are delighted to be able to support the first ever Senior Moot at The City Law School and look forward to holding the finals here in our head office. It is very notable to have Mr Wood as the judge with his wide-ranging knowledge of property issues".

The winner of the Senior Moot 2014 will also be presented with a trophy and professionally photographed so the portrait can be included in the commemorative album to be displayed in The City Law School.

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