After a one-year hiatus, the Wadham College Law Society is pleased to announce the return of its annual student-mooting competition. This year’s moot will tackle several thorny issues of criminal law, including the definition of “touching” under section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The teams’ advocacy skills will be put to the test by Court of Appeal judge, and Wadham alumnus, The Right Honourable Lord Justice Holroyde (Law, 1973). After the moot has finished and the winners are announced, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session with Lord Justice Holroyde. The Q&A will be chaired by the Warden, Ken Macdonald QC. All past and present members of WCLS are very warmly invited!
To be part of this event, please register here and you will be contacted with details of how to access the webinar. We expect the moot to last one hour and the event to draw to a close by 6.30pm.
If you would like to submit a question for Lord Justice Holroyde in advance, please e-mail your question either to WCLS Mooting Officer Meher Pahuja (email@example.com) or WCLS fellow Jenny Boddy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the teams
Senior Counsel: Angel Chun
Angel Chun is a first-year undergraduate with a keen interest in Criminal Law and Public International Law. She is honoured to be the Senior Counsel for the Appellant in this year’s Wadham College Law Society Moot.
She is exploring International Criminal Law as a representative of Oxford University in the upcoming Nuremberg Moot Court 2021. Prior to university, she was the Best Speaker at the 2019 Hong Kong Bar Association Debating Competition where her team emerged champions in the Cantonese tournament. Eager to test her bilingual skills, she participated in the Westlaw-University of Derby Contract Law Moot and the Gibson Dunn-OSCOLA Commercial Law Moot in her first two terms at Oxford, where her teams were semi-finalist and quarter-finalist respectively. She looks forward to learning from everyone today.
Junior Counsel: Joseph Grosvenor
Joseph Grosvenor is a second-year law student at Wadham and is excited to be Junior Appellant in this year’s Wadham College Law Society Moot, not least because the problem focusses on criminal law which is an area which has peaked Joseph's interest since he studied it in first year.
At school Joseph regularly took part in public speaking and debating competitions, captaining the Great Britain Schools team at the 2017 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Sydney, Australia.
Joseph recently represented Wadham in the annual inter-college cuppers mooting competition, gaining the highest individual speaker score in our opening round win over Mansfield College. Joseph has also been selected to take part in the National Speed Mooting Competition sponsored by BPP University Law School later this year.
Senior Counsel: Lucy Taylor
Lucy is a second-year Law student. Her favourite subjects so far have been Administrative and Constitutional Law, but she also enjoyed the more theoretical aspect of Jurisprudence. Lucy has participated in the Criminal Law Virtual Moot 2020, the Oxford Inter-Collegiate ‘Cuppers’ Moot (alongside Joseph Grosvenor!) and has completed the Legal Research Mooting Skills Programme. She was also involved in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot but took part as a Clerk.
Junior Counsel: Joseph Khaw
Joseph is a first-year Law student who particularly enjoyed studying Criminal and Roman Law. He was the highest-scoring first-year mooter in the Gibson Dunn-OSCOLA Commercial Law Moot 2020, represented Oxford at the NLIU-Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Arbitration Moot 2021 where the team emerged Best International Team, and will be representing Oxford at the UNSW Private Law Moot in May 2021.