Oxford teams have enjoyed great success in two prestigious national mooting competitions this year and will advance to the final stages of both the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition and the OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition in London in ninth and tenth weeks.

Emily Mackenzie (Lincoln) and Hannah Noyce (Wadham) will compete in the semi finals of the ESU competition, to be held at Dartmouth House on Thursday 24 June. If they are successful in that moot, they will proceed to the grand final later at Essex Court Chambers later that day. The other semi finalists are the Universities of Hertfordshire and Dundee and the BPP Law School.

Joshua Folkard (University) and Daniel Khoo (also University) will compete in the four-way grand final of the OUP competition, to be held at BPP Holborn on Thursday 1 July. The other grand finalist teams have yet to be determined.

All four mooters – together with Daniel Cashman (Exeter), one member of Oxford's WLR Annual Mooting Competition team, who stepped in together with Daniel Khoo for the ESU quarter final moot while Emily and Hannah prepared for Finals – have worked very hard this year, juggling mooting on top of their other academic and co-curricular activities, and earning the warm praise of judges in moots against teams from Oxford Brookes, Warwick, Brighton, Exeter, Manchester, KCL and Bristol.

We congratulate both teams on their success to date and wish them well for their final moots. Spectators and supporters would be most welcome on both days; if you are interested in attending, please contact the Mooting Coordinator, Benjamin Spagnolo. For links and further information about these two competitions, please visit the mooting pages of the Faculty website.