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Rosamund Smith Moot Semi-Final (I)

Monday 17th of June 2024 17:20

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Middle Temple Hall


17:20 ~ Doors Open
17:50 ~ Doors Close for Moot
18:00 ~ Moot
18:50 ~ Discussion of Moot Problem
19:15 ~ Reception
19:35 ~ Doors Close for Dinner
19:45 ~ Dinner

Expected to end at approx. 21:30

Dress code

Business Attire (with Gowns for Called Members)

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Event Details

The first of the moot semi-finalists will take place before dinner.


The Hon Mr Justice Jay, The Hon Mr Justice Chamberlain, Vikram Sachdeva KC

Moot Finalists
For the Claimants :  Erica Barker / Lucy Finney 
For the Defendants : James Cairns / Berenger Voegt

The Moot Problem, written by Judith Ayling KC, can be downloaded HERE

Claimant's Bundle 

Defendant's Bundle

Students and transferring lawyers need to attend the whole event including the moot before dinner in order to claim a Qualifying Session. Other Members and Guests are of course most welcome to attend the moot, or can attend the reception onwards.

Please note that there are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending formal dinners at the Inn.

Who can Attend

Student/Hall Members: Guests welcome, maximum three per member

Benchers: Guests welcome

Dietary Requirements

If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 09:00 two working days before the event. 

If you (or your guests) are unsure about anything on the evening please speak to the events staff on duty.

Non-alcoholic alternatives will be provided on request.

Further details on dietary requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Aims:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Recognise effective techniques for mooting/ appellate advocacy
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in opposing cases.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1. 9 / 1.12 / 1.15

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 two working days before the event.  


Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

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Disabled Access and Support

If you have questions about accessibility at the Inn or if you would like to request support, please email Laura Hacon.

The Inn is committed to improving access to all its services and encourages members to get in touch with suggestions and feedback on how we can improve. If you feel your experience using the website or attending one of our events could be improved, please email Laura. Your suggestions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Data Protection & Photography

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All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.