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Salford Business School takes home top mooting award

Jun 08, 2018

L-R: Adam White, Emma Clarke, Kirsty Mayle
L-R: Adam White, Emma Clarke, Kirsty Mayle

Congratulations to Salford Business School which has just been crowned winner at the Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition, the most prestigious mooting competition in the UK. The School entered two law students into the competition, second year Emma Clarke and third year Adam White.

Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal case against an opposing counsel (or in this case, student peers), and before a judge. It’s the closest experience that a student can have whilst at university to appearing in court.

Rounds are conducted over the winter and spring, culminating in the semi-finals at Dartmouth House, Mayfair and the Grand Final in the Royal Courts of Justice.

“Mooting competitions like these help students to build professionalism gives them first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in a high-pressure courtroom environment,” said Lecturer in Law Kirsty Mayle. “It’s fantastic that two Salford students fought off tough competition from other universities to claim the top prize – well done Emma and Adam!”

They’ll take home the “Silver Mace” trophy and £1,000 each with a further £1,000 being awarded to the University.

Kirsty runs mooting workshops for students all year round, as well as offering them opportunities to teach students at A-Level and below and attend external training. To find out more please get in touch with her by emailing