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Property Moot

Landmark Chambers holds an annual Property Law Mooting Competition, which provides students who are particularly interested in property law with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the subject and to gain some insight into the realities of practice through meeting members of Chambers’ Property Law Team.

The competition comprises of a number of “knock out” rounds followed by a Grand Final. The two individual competitors who obtain the highest scores in the Final will each be awarded £500 and the opportunity to undertake a mini-pupillage in Chambers.

Property Law Mooting Competition 2018/2019

We are delighted to announce that, following the success of the past four years, we will be running the Landmark Chambers Property Moot for undergraduate law students for the fifth consecutive year.

We endeavour to give every student that enters the moot an opportunity not only to practice their advocacy, but also to meet a group of our members and hear more from us about life at Landmark and at the Property Bar. We will therefore be running the first round at Landmark Chambers on a Saturday in early November, between 11:00 and 17:00. In addition to the moots that will inevitably take place, the day will consist of a variety of talks and/or workshops run by our members. We will also be providing lunch and holding a drinks reception at the end of the day, to which all of our competitors will be invited.

All moot problems will be property-based and the final will be judged in London by senior members of Landmark’s Property Team and/or the judiciary. We are aware that there are some areas of a property practice which remain wholly unfamiliar to undergraduate students, and we shall be mindful of this when setting the moot problems.

The entrance deadline for the 2018/2019 competition is Friday 12th October 2018. If you would like to register your university’s interest in participating, please email propertymoot@landmarkchambers.co.uk

Property Law Mooting Competition 2017/2018

Our Property Team would like to thank all of the competitors for taking part and making the 2018/2019 competition a success –

  • Brunel University London
  • City University London
  • Coventry University
  • Durham University
  • London South Bank University
  • Northumbria University
  • Open University
  • Queen Mary University
  • University College London
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Cambridge (Winner: Julia Gibbon)
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford (Winner: Sophie Gibson)
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West England
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of York

It was clear that an enormous amount of effort had gone into planning every stage to make it all run so smoothly. It was also great to be able to research new areas of law which took us beyond the scope of the subjects we’d studied at university but were clearly intended to be discrete and manageable topics as well.” (Julia Gibbon, Winner, 2017/2018) 

Property Law Mooting Competition 2016/2017 

The winners of the Property Law Mooting Competition 2016/2017 were Ella Vacani (University of Cambridge) and Adam Walton (University of York). 

"Landmark Chambers’ Property Moot has proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience from the first round through to the Grand Final. Taking part in the competition has allowed me to learn about Landmark Chambers and the types of work that its members undertake. I have also had the chance to argue interesting and new areas of law, make new friends and contacts, and was lucky enough to moot in the Royal Courts of Justice before Mr Justice Holgate.” (Adam Walton, Winner, 2016/2017)

Property Law Mooting Competition 2015/2016

The winners of the Property Law Mooting Competition 2015/2016 were Mattie Green (University of Cambridge) and James Mitchell (University of Cambridge). 

"The final was a challenging but extremely rewarding experience, and everyone from Landmark who attended endeavoured to and succeeded in making it a very memorable evening. Everyone at Landmark Chambers were welcoming, full of encouragement and happy to advise - whether that be on mooting skills or life at the bar." (James Mitchell, Winner, 2015/2016)

Property Law Mooting Competition 2014/2015

The winners of the Property Law Mooting Competition 2014/2015 were Fareed Anees (University of Southampton) and Imogen Dodds (University of Cambridge). 

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in such a great competition. I learnt a lot, both from the judges in my three rounds and the other participants. Chambers was incredibly generous and the evening of the final was great fun!" (Imogen Dodds, Winner, 2014/2015)