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Landmark Chambers was delighted to sponsor the sixth edition of the annual LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot Competition held on 24-25 June 2022. The competition is dedicated to the consideration of areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law and brings together LGBTQ+ and ally students, campaigners, practitioners, and members of the judiciary. This year’s problem involved a discrimination claim against a school brought by a non-binary pupil.

Landmark sponsored the prize for best advocate of the competition, awarded this year to Alice Needell, and provided other logistical support to the organisers. Carine Patry QC, Richard Turney, Miranda Butler, Alex Shattock and Charles Bishop judged various stages of this year’s competition.

Commenting on last weekend’s Moot competition, Carine Patry QC (public law barrister and Head of Recruitment) and Charles Bishop (public law barrister) at Landmark Chambers, said:

“It was a pleasure to be a judge at this year’s moot and I was incredibly impressed by the standard of advocacy on show. We were very proud at Landmark to sponsor the moot this year and support LGBTQ+ people pursuing a career in law. We want to make very clear that all LGBTQ+ people are welcome in the legal profession and deserve to practise in a safe and encouraging environment.” – Carine Patry QC

“As a former participant in the moot, I know what an excellent opportunity it is for those seeking careers in law to develop their advocacy skills in an inclusive environment. This is not an easy moot competition and the standard of participants was extremely high. I was delighted that we at Landmark were able to sponsor the moot this year. We want to thank the organisers for all their hard work in setting it up.” – Charles Bishop

We hope the participants enjoyed this unique experience, and congratulations to the winners.

For more information on this Moot, please visit LSE website here.

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