Oxford team wins the inaugural Temple Chambers Moot 2022

The inaugural Temple Chambers Moot took place in Hong Kong on 27 August 2022. The competition was open to all undergraduate law students and Juris Doctor candidates at universities in Hong Kong and abroad.


The moot took place over a single day and teams were expected to prepare written and oral submissions for both appellants and respondents, with a coin toss being used to determine which team would represent which party in each round. This year’s moot problem raised the issues of lawful act duress and consideration in contract variation. 

Left to Right: Hon. Geoffrey Ma; Patrick Heung (Visiting Student); Harry Chan (St Catherine); Joseph Khaw (Wadham); Jackel Cheung, (St Hilda); Paul Shieh SC


The Grand Final was presided over by the Hon. Geoffrey Ma (former Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal) and Paul Shieh SC (former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and Head of Temple Chambers). After a heated round of submissions, Jackel Cheung (BA, St Hilda) and Joseph Khaw (BA, Wadham) were declared the winners of the inaugural Temple Chambers Moot. The runner-up team was represented by Harry Chan (BA, St Catherine) and Patrick Heung (visiting student). Harry Chan was also awarded best speaker.