Following a hard-fought competition Jess Butterell was judged the winner of the KBW Criminal Moot at the University of Law in Leeds. The runner up was Ellie Mitten, but in recognition of the very high standard of advocacy on display all of the finalists were offered mini-pupillages in Chambers.
The moot problem related to the practical application of the controversial Psychoactive Substances Act, as well as to some of the more prosaic issues of criminal procedure and when it is safe to leave a case to a jury. The judges were impressed with the quality of research, preparation and advocacy on display.
Pictured are the finalists with the judges from KBW, from left to right: front row – finalists Tom Jackson, Marte Alnaes, Jess Butterell, and Ellie Mitten; back row – judges Ian Mullarkey, David Brooke QC, and Stephen Littlewood
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Applications for the 2019 round of pupillage at KBW are now open, and the advert can be found here. The deadline for applications is 11am on 7 February 2018.