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Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2023

On Monday 20th March 2023, Nottingham Law School held the twelfth annual Ian Hutton Memorial Moot.

Ian Hutton 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. An annual mooting competition involving undergraduate and postgraduate students takes place in his memory.

The event itself was held in one of Nottingham Law School's courtrooms in the Chaucer Building, using a public law matter which required competitors to grapple with the appropriate behaviour of local councillors in a planning application. Alan Bates from Monckton Chambers judged the moot. Arthur Noreika from the Mooters’ Guild ably clerked and kept time and Jorge Kemp and Jonas Hansen carried out the organisation. Nottingham Law School Professor Jane Ching and the Law Schools lecturers, Felicity Campbell and Amanda Parker, also worked with the Mooters’ Guild to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2023
Pictured from left to right are Sanija Stopina, Jessica Shawky, Alan Bates, Rumbidzai Mavera, Fazil Jiyaputheen

Jessica Shawky and Sanija Stopina represented the appellant, and Rumbidzai Mavera and Fazil Jiyaputheen represented the respondent. The audience, made up of NLS students and friends, watched Sanija take the prize for best overall mooter, and the appellants for the moot.

The judge commended all of the mooters for their performance.

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

Ian Hutton Memorial Moot 2023

Published on 20 March 2023
  • Subject area: Law, criminology and justice
  • Category: Nottingham Law School

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