MTYBA Advocacy Competition – Sponsored by Hammicks Legal

The final round of the MTYBA Advocacy Competition took place on Wednesday 13th April. Competitors progressed to the final through two rounds consisting of first, a bail application, and second, an application for strike out and summary judgment.

The final took the form of a mock criminal trial. This exercise required the competitors to produce opening and closing speeches. The trial also required examination in chief and cross examination of witnesses, in addition to fielding challenging judicial intervention.

The final was kindly judged by HHJ Edmunds QC and HHJ Gledhill QC. The following two individuals were named MTYBA Advocacy Competition Winners: Andrew Herd and Paul Smylie.

The winners each received £100 gift vouchers provided by Hammicks Legal.

We thank all those who judged and took part in the competition. Further details can be found on our advocacy page.

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