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Landmark Chambers property mooting competition success for Law students

Published: 15 April 2016
Landmark Chambers mooting finalists

Two year 3 Law students, Amber Athill and Sarah Barber performed outstandingly well at the recent final of the Landmark Chambers Property Law Mooting competition. This is the second year in which a team from Southampton Law School has successfully reached the final of this prestigious national competition.

Having won their first two rounds, the final took place at the Royal Courts of Justice where Amber and Sarah competed against teams from Cambridge, Leicester and UCL. It was judged by two Barristers from Landmark Chambers and Her Honour Judge Alice Robinson.

HHJ Robinson commented on the very high standard of mooting displayed by all of the participants which compared favourably with moots she has judged at Gray’s Inn for Pupils and BPTC students.

Landmark Chambers commented “You were all fantastic and clearly have bright futures as stellar advocates ahead of you."

The competition was won by the two students from Cambridge.

Throughout the competition Amber and Sarah received excellent support and encouragement from academic members of staff from the Law School Peter Sparkes, Sarah Nield, Natalie Lee, Mark Jordan, Natasha Hammond-Browning and Marta Iljadica.

Amber commented: "Prior to the Landmark Chambers Property Moot I had little mooting experience and had always been too nervous to compete in such competitions. I cannot thank the Law School enough for encouraging me to participate, it has been a wonderful experience and it has thoroughly enhanced my ability and confidence to moot. The highlight has to be performing wigged and gowned in the Royal Courts of Justice - I think I shall be cherishing that moment for a while!"

Sarah said: “Competing in the Landmark Chambers Moot was an incredible experience from start to finish. The opportunity to moot (or even appear as a fully qualified barrister!) in the Royal Courts of Justice was one that will rarely present itself again and I would definitely recommend aspiring advocates to take part in the future!”

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