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Winner of the Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2016 announced

Junely Coker has won the title of best overall mooter at the Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2016, hosted by Nottingham Law School on Thursday 3 March.

Ian Hutton Memorial Moot
Student competitors of the Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2016

Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2016

On Thursday 3 March, 2016, Nottingham Law School held the sixth annual Ian Hutton Memorial Moot.

Ian, who sadly died prematurely at the age of 47 in 2010, had worked hard to rise above difficult personal circumstances as a child and teenager, initially as a professional actor. He then decided to change career and joined Nottingham Law School as an LLB student, achieving the most outstanding first class degree that had ever been awarded. He went on to obtain a PhD, and then take the BVC. He became a member of the consultant faculty within the Law School and ultimately won a pupillage and then a tenancy at the prestigious Monckton Chambers in London.

As a student Ian had been a keen mooter, and he always took an interest in the development of young people. The annual undergraduate mooting competition takes place in his memory.

The event itself was held in Nottingham Law School's Courtrooms in the Chaucer building, using a contract law problem which required competitors to grapple with the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Rebecca Haynes and Ligia Osepciu from Monckton Chambers judged the moot. Joseph Barry-Shaw from the Mooting Club ably clerked and kept time.

Luke Barton and Rebecca Hepsoe represented the appellant, and Junely Coker and Aysel Yilmaz represented the respondent. The audience, made up of NLS students and friends, watched Junely take the prize for best overall mooter.

Luke and Rebecca won on the law and the judges commended all of the mooters for their performance.

We are grateful for the generous support received from event sponsor Monckton Chambers.

Winner of the Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2016 announced

Published on 10 March 2016
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