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Judicial Review Moot Competition

Our annual Judicial Review Moot Competition provides students with an excellent opportunity to apply planning and environmental law in a public law context and gain insight into some of Chambers’ key practice areas prior to applying for pupillage.

The competition comprises of three knock-out rounds followed by a Grand Final, which traditionally takes place at the Royal Courts of Justice. The two individual competitors who obtain the highest scores in the Grand Final will each be awarded £500 and the opportunity to undertake a mini-pupillage in Chambers.

Judicial Review Moot Competition 2019-2020

Following the success of our inaugural competition, we will be running our Judicial Review Moot Competition for LLB, LLM, GDL or BPTC students for the second consecutive year.

The first round of the competition will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019 at our offices in London. During the first round every student who enters the moot will be provided with the opportunity not only to hone their research, drafting and advocacy skills, but also to hear more from us about life at Landmark and at the Planning and Environmental Bar. To that end, and in addition to the moots themselves, competitors will be given the opportunity to participate in a Planning and Environmental law workshop with members of Chambers’ Planning and Environmental Team and ask our Pupillage Committee questions about the pupillage application process and the structure of pupillage itself. The competition concludes with an informal drinks reception, at which both our members and employees will answer competitors’ questions about Landmark in a more informal setting.

We are aware that there are some areas of planning and environmental practice which remain wholly unfamiliar to students and, whilst all moot problems will be public law based, we emphasise that no prior knowledge of planning or environmental law is required in order to participate. Furthermore, we will endeavour to provide useful resources such as sample skeleton arguments in order to assist competitors with participating in the moots.

Entering a Team

If you are an LLB, LLM, GDL or BPTC student and would like to register your university ahead of this year’s competition please send an email to: Judicialreviewmoot@landmarkchambers.co.uk before Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Please note that Landmark Chambers will only accept one team per University and would therefore prefer to be contacted by a member of faculty or the person responsible for the organisation of external moots.

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