UKELA Moot winners secure mini-pupillages with No5

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

No5 Barristers’ Chambers are pleased to announce the winners of the annual UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) Moot, which was held at King’s College London on 23rd February.

The UKELA Moot, sponsored by No5 Barristers’ Chambers, was split into two competitions offering different prizes.

Winners of the Lord Slynn of Hadley Moot (‘the senior competition’ open to pupil barristers, trainee solicitors and those who have completed or are studying for the BPTC or LPC) will embark on a one-month mini-pupillage at No5.

Winners of the Dame Frances Patterson Moot (‘the junior competition’ open to those studying at undergraduate or graduate level e.g. LLM, or the GDL) won a one-week mini-pupillage at No5.

Anne Hogarth and Joseph Meethan (Inner Temple) were winners of the senior competition, and Joseph Broadway and Michael Linnane (the Open University Law Society) won the junior competition.

Mr Justice Dove, Joseph Meethan and Anne Hogarth

Mr Justice Dove, Joseph Broadway and Michael Linnane 

The four winners also won a cash prize from No5 Barristers' Chambers and a one-year subscription to the leading journal, Environmental Law and Management, kindly provided by Lawtext Publishing. All finalists earned free membership of UKELA for one year.

The topic of this year’s moot problem was whether the costs regime concerning private nuisance claims was compliant with the principles set out in the Aarhus Convention.

The semi-finals were judged by No5 planning barristers Thea Osmund Smith, Nina Pindham, Howard Leithead and the final by Mr Justice Dove.

Nina Pindham, Master of the Moots at No5, said “this was a closely fought competition where the teams demonstrated a good grasp of difficult legal issues and produced a very high standard of advocacy. We were delighted that Mr Justice Dove agreed to judge the final.”

UKELA (United Kingdom Environmental Law Association) is a charity which aims to make the law work for a better environment and to improve understanding and awareness of environmental law. Established in 1988 and UKELA be celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018.  To find out more about the charity, visit

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