The 6th Annual Advocacy Cup, an inter-varsity trial advocacy competition, was held in Nottingham Law School’s purpose built courts.
Teams from four universities took part in two separate authentic jury trials each attempting to lift the Advocacy Cup in their match. Nottingham University took on Leicester University whilst Cambridge University were pitted against old rivals Oxford University. The teams were mentored by criminal barristers Gregor Purcell and Jon Straw and the witnesses were played by Lucy Jones and Luc Chignell who are also members of the local Bar.
The trials were judged by the former Recorder of Nottingham HHJ Michael Stokes QC and HHJ Steven Coupland who currently sits in Nottingham Crown Court. The juries were made up of enthusiastic undergraduate and post-graduate students.
The Oxford team, including Bailey Cordonnier (Regent's Park) and Xavier Redmond (Magdalen), were victorious over their rivals from Cambridge.
The competition was officially supported by No1 High Pavement Chambers and King Charles House Garden Square Chambers.
The Cambridge and Oxford teams, alongside HHJ Michael Stokes QC