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Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot

Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot

This prestigious annual mooting competition covers public, environmental and European law topics, drawn from FTB’s distinctive practice, and is named in honour of Christopher Lord Kingsland QC. The competition takes place over three rounds: the first round sees entrants judged on the quality of their skeleton arguments; the semi-finals are oral moots held before distinguished puisne and Court of Appeal judges; and the final of the competition is frequently heard before a current or retired Supreme Court judge. In 2020, the final, held remotely due to the pandemic, was judged by the late Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, a retired UK Supreme Court Justice and associate tenant at FTB. 

Please direct all queries relating to the Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot to the Moot Masters at kingslandcup@ftbchambers.co.uk and not to the clerks.

2020/21 Competition

The 2020/21 competition is now closed to entries. The first round problem, competition rules, and FAQs are still available to view in the Kingsland Cup Guide.  

We were pleased to have received an unprecedented number of entries for the Kingsland Cup and Prize Moot this year. After marking of the skeleton arguments submitted, the following will be progressing to the second round (in no particular order):

  1. Lois Lane and Tom Lambert (City Law School)
  2. Timothy Foot and Oliver Pateman (ICCA)
  3. Joshua Thomas and Finn Salter (City Law School)
  4. Daniil Ukhorskiy and Amy Gregg (University of Oxford)

Although we are unable to provide feedback to individual entrants, the Moot Masters have produced a short note setting out general comments, pointers on common mistakes, and top tips for moot entries in the future. Those unsuccessful in progressing to the second round this year are encouraged to enter again next year, if they remain eligible.

Previous Competitions

The FTB Kingsland Cup and Moot Prize competition has been running annually since 2011. Below is a list of all previous winners:

Congratulations to the 2021/20 winners Jack Stuart and Jack Moore (Nottingham Law School)

Congratulation also to finalists Natalie Nguyen and Nicholas Jones (City, University of London).

2018/2019  Jessica Allen and Richard Mahal (City Law School)

2017/18 Jared Kang and Rabin Kok (University of Cambridge)

2016/17 Harriet Fitzsimons and Sarah-Jane Ewart (City Law School)

2015/16 Esther Drabkin-Reiter and Ryan Ferro (City Law School)

Winners Kingsland Cup Prize Moot 2016

Final judged by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore

2014/15 Rachael Muldoon and Ng Lee Vin (BPP Law School)

Kingsland Cup Winners 2015

Final judged by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, HHJ Hone QC and HHJ Marks QC

2013/14  Victoria Brown and Daira Popescu (Kaplan Law School)

Kingsland Cup Winners 2014

Final judged by Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill 

2012/13  Martin Edwards and Joel McMillian (BPP Law School)

Kingsland Cup Winners 2013

Final judged by Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill 

2011/12  Julia Petrenko and Grace Hansen (Kaplan Law School)

Kingsland Cup Winners 2012

Final judged by Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill 

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