790 postgrads...64 places…1 winner

The Senior Moot is a mooting competition open to all students on the post-graduate courses: BPTC / LPC/ GDL and GE LLB.

The competition will take place over three rounds: First Round / Semi-Final and Final.

The event is a sole survivor per moot system.

There are 64 places available (3 places are allocated to winners/finalists of other competitions).

The Final will be held at The Supreme Court, Parliament Square in London onThursday 11th May 2017

The Finals Judges are Barry Denyer-Green (Falcon Chambers) and Rt Hon Lord Gill.


Round 1: will take place in the week of 16th January 2017.  The moot will last 1 hour and will take place on the Gray's Inn campus.  You will not be able to change the time or date of the moot you have been allocated. 

Skeleton arguments will be exchanged 7 days before the moot. 

Round 2 (Semi Final): will take place in the week of 3rd April 2017.  Again, the moot will last 1 hour and will take place on the Gray's Inn campus.  You will not be able to change the time or date of the moot you have been allocated.

Round 3 (Final): As stated above, this will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017/. Skeletons will be exchanged on 6th May 2017. 


In addition to the publicity that The Senior Moot attracts, the finalists will receive prizes as follows:

  • Winner: £850.
  • Runner Up: £500
  • Finalists: £325

Application for a place

Places in the competition will be allocated by Hannah Bush (Deputy Moot Director).

short application is required by email to Hannah.Bush@city.ac.uk

The application will comprise of:

1. Your name / University Email address, as well as the course you are enrolled on & group number.

2. A recent case which has caught your attention.  Giving reasons, did you agree with the judgment? What do you think the implications of the judgment are? (max. 300 words)

3. Your motivation for applying for the competition (you may detail any previous mooting / public speaking experience. (max 200 words

Applications will be accepted from 5pm Monday 28th November 2016 - 5pm Thursday 8th   December 2016.

The criteria upon which candidates will be shortlisted are:

Written Arguments

  • Identify relevant issues
  • Accurately summarise/analyse the relevant legal principles
  • Sets out a logical and persuasive argument


The mooting places (and a waiting list in the event that a participant can no longer participate in the competition) will be notified by Hannah Bush on Thursday 15th December 2016. 

If selected for Round 1, you will be allocated a role and a particular moot.  It will not be possible to rearrange the moot or role which you are allocated. 

This should be a rewarding and exciting competition and I look forward to receiving your application. 

Hannah Bush

Lecturer BPTC, Deputy Moot Director

Here's the story of last year's final (won by Esther Drabkin-Reiter) to wet your appetite, and that from 2015 too.