MTYBA Advocacy Competition, sponsored by Hammicks Legal: 18 October–10 November (16 October entry deadline) – Applications Open

Registration is now open for MTYBA’s annual advocacy competition, sponsored by Hammicks Legal. This will take place between October 18th and November 10th.

Once again, 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.

Competitors should apply individually. Pairings will only be allocated for those that progress to the final.

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.


Round 1 – 18/10/17 – 18:30–20:30

Round 2 – 25/10/17 – 18:30–20:30

Round 3 – 10/11/17 – 18:30–22:00

Competition Prizes:

The winning pair will take the title and be crowned MTYBA Advocacy Competition Winner. Prizes will be awarded to the four competitors that progress to the final round.


The competition will take place in the Advocacy Suites, located at the top floor of the Middle Temple Library. We will meet in the Sherrard Room at the far end.

Refreshments in the form of sandwiches, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided.

Competition Registration:

We invite applications to take part in the competition.

Entry to the competition is by email:

Entry is only open to MTYBA members. To enter please state your year of call and Middle Temple membership number.

The deadline for entry is Monday 16th October, 6pm

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