The second annual The Times 2TG Moot competition took place on Thursday 19 January 2017.
Open University Law School students Abigail Scott and Peter Savory (pictured) won the competition. For the winning pair, the presentation of the trophy and cheque for £4000 by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the lord chief justice, at Middle Temple Hall in London was a key moment in their careers. They are mature students and their success is a tribute to their drive and ambition to become barristers.
The competition was judged by Lord Hodge, Sir Christopher Clarke Lord Justice and Sir Richard Aikens.
“There is no substitute for oral advocacy to cut to the heart of a case. It is vitally important for the health of the Bar that students are encouraged to develop advocacy skills from an early stage.”Neil Moody, QC, Head of Chambers at 2TG
The Times 2TG Moot is the largest competition of its kind in the UK. To reach the final, Scott and Savory and their rivals, had to go through four rounds after a preliminary “written round” in which they presented a skeleton argument. It is no light undertaking since the research involved in each case - particularly the final - is substantial.
The runners-up were George Eyre and Sabrina Goodchild, both Oxford University graduates who are now on the Bar professional training course at City University in London and BPP University law school respectively.
Congratulations to Abigail and Peter, we wish them every success in the future.