This year, once again, 9 St John Street Chambers has sponsored the University of Manchester Bar and Advocacy Society's Beginners Moot.
The final was held on Thursday 11th May at the University of Manchester in front of a large audience, comprised mostly of students from the University. It was judged by 3 barristers from Chambers. Jaime Hamilton KC chaired the judging panel. He was assisted by Amy Smith and Jamie Hill. After the final, members of Chambers joined the students for an informal networking event.
The runner's up final was judged by David Gilchrist.
The semi-final was judged by 2 pupils from chambers, Katie Walden and Harrison Edmonds.
All the judges were very impressed by the quality of advocacy exhibited by the students. Each of the finalists has been invited to come into chambers for a mini-pupillage.
9 St John Street is keen to engage with local law students and support aspiring barristers with opportunities such as mooting.
Chambers extends its thanks for all the barristers who gave up their time to act as judges, and the University of Manchester Bar and Advocacy Society for organisers R Sandika Mendis de Zoysa, Tarana Asadova, Aaiza Asghar and Olive Beimers.