Last week Kent Law School hosted its first, and highly successful, Lecturer v. Practitioner Charity Moot.
The event, which was held in conjunction with Kent Law Society, featured KLS lecturers Per Laleng and Guevara Leacock; whilst the practitioners were represented by Matt Champ of Boys & Maughan Solicitors and Albert Gibbon.
Performing in front of an audience of around 200, and a bench of Judges made up of two Kent Law Students (Stella English and Damien Crone) along with guest judge, Nick Fairweather, it was the Lecturer team that narrowly won the moot.
A raffle was run alongside the moot, with prizes donated by the local legal community. Prizes included experiences such as marshalling with local judges, work experience with law firms, CV checks and Amazon vouchers. The event raised just short of £2000, with the proceeds to be shared between Kent Law Society’s Charity of the Year, Prostate Cancer UK, and the Student Outdoor Clerk Scheme, which gives students the opportunity to sit behind advocates at court.
Mooting is just one of the Lawyering Skills available as a co-curricular module at Kent Law School. Darren Weir, Director of Lawyering Skills, said “This was yet another example of how our law school and the legal community of Kent worked together to put on an impressive event. Having practitioners and lecturers show students, particularly first years, demonstrate their talents in this way, inspires our students to undertake skills they might not otherwise thought possible”.
Kent Law School extends its gratitude to the many supporters and contributors to this event, including:
Boys & Maughan Solicitors
Matt Hinxman, Freshfields
Richard Honey KC
Alex Lawson, Barrister
Sita Cox, Barrister
HHJ Sarah Davies
HHJ Rupert Lowe
HHJ Richard Scarratt