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Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2022

Nottingham Law School returned to holding its annual Ian Hutton Memorial Moot face to face in one of its courtrooms on 31st March 2022.

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 mooting competition takes place in his memory.

The event itself involved a tricky discussion of the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 in the context of a judicial review application. Alan Bates from Monckton Chambers judged the moot. James Ball ably managed the organisation of the event.

James Ball and Bethany Trussler represented the applicants and Rianna Nankya and Erina Gjeraj the respondents. The audience watched Rianna take the prize for best overall mooter, and, in a very close-run decision, the applicants as best team.  Erina receives a special mention for the strength of her performance, having taken on the role at the very last minute.

The judge commended all of the mooters for their performance.

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

Mooters involved in the Ian Hutton Memorial Moot
Published on 1 April 2022
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School