Nicholas Stone (HMC) Wins BPP Advocate of the Year 2022/2023

Having qualified through the London and Oxbridge Regional Final in December, Nicholas Stone (Harris Manchester College) joined fifteen other advocates at the Old Bailey on 25th March for the National Final of the BPP Advocate of the Year Competition.

Nicholas Stone



The National Final consisted of two mock trials, one on criminal law and one on a breach of contract. All advocates were assessed on the skills of legal submissions, cross examination, examination in chief and client conference. Witnesses were played by professional actors while the judges were experienced legal practitioners or former practitioners. After deliberation, the judges announced Nicholas Stone as the overall winner of Advocate of the Year 2022/2023.

This is the second time in the last three years that a student from Oxford has won this national competition, and the prize of a scholarship for the Bar course.