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.
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.
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 www.ukela.org/