The Giles Wilson Moot – Take on the challenge!
We are delighted to invite enthusiastic and ambitious Year 12 students to apply for the Giles Wilson Moot competition in 2020.
What is the Giles Wilson Moot?
The Giles Wilson Moot is a competition structured as a series of mock legal hearings, leading to a grand final which, in previous years, has taken place in a local Court. Students are invited to act as legal counsel, preparing and delivering compelling arguments based on various legal scenarios to a panel of esteemed solicitors, barristers and judges. Additionally, each team of students must respond to a series of questions posed to them by the panel and be prepared to think on their feet.
A unique opportunity for an insight into legal practice
Recognised by the Law Society, our annual Moot offers a rare opportunity for local students to experience the law in practice; something that is not commonly found outside of university level study. We are very proud of the fact that it is the only competition of its kind in the South East.
We believe that our Moot enables the participants to develop key skills that will set them in good stead for any future career, such as; confidence in public speaking, critical thinking and analytical ability. The winners will receive prizes, including the prestigious Giles Wilson Moot Cup, and an invaluable work experience opportunity at Giles Wilson (or Trinity Chambers).
Get involved in 2020
If your school or college is interested in participating in next year’s mooting competition, we would like to invite you to an Open Evening at our Head Office in November where we will provide you with more information on the Moot and its structure.
In addition, Roy Daby (Partner and head of Giles Wilson’s Commercial Team), supported by our team of Trainee Solicitors, will be leading a session focussed on careers advice and development, including tips on how to improve your CV and employability.
The Moot competition itself will start with the quarter-finals, taking place in January 2020, with semi-finals planned for February, and the final in March.
For further information, and to register your interest, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Giles Wilson Moot 2020”.