Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association

MTYBA's advocacy program encompasses both advocacy training and an annual advocacy competition, both of which are open to all members of MTYBA

The MTYBA annual advocacy competition usually takes place in the autumn. There are several rounds of differing formats designed to test a range of advocacy skills across several practice areas. Unlike many moot competitions, we do not require extensive preparation, or the submission of skeletons or bundles by our competitors - the focus is very much on advocacy.

MTYBA Advocacy Competition 2018

Registration is now open for MTYBA’s annual advocacy competition, taking place between October 3rd and November 6th 2018.

As ever, the competition is focused upon advocacy with no skeletons, bundles or excessive time limits. The competition provides an excellent opportunity to polish the CV for junior practitioners and also for pupillage applicants before the pupillage deadlines roll round again.

There will be three rounds which will involve both civil and criminal law. Rounds will be judged by leading practising barristers and senior members of the judiciary. The competition has been devised in order to display the full range of MTYBA members’ skills in oral advocacy.

There will be prizes for the winners and finalists as provided by our competition sponsors.

Competitors should apply individually. Pairings will only be allocated for those that progress to the final. To apply, email with your name, year of Call and Middle Temple membership number.

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