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Student mooters with acting judge

Uni of Brighton and Uni of Sussex intervarsity mooting final

The intervarsity moot finale took place on Tuesday 7 March at the University of Brighton.

Our mooting competition allows Brighton Law School students to compete against other law students in a mock trial, where two sides argue a point of law in front of an acting judge who decides which side wins.

Student mooters with acting judge

Olivia Payne (senior respondent for Sussex – winner), Richard Ager (acting judge 1COR), Kyle Cashin (junior respondent for Sussex), Berenger Voegt (senior appellant and junior appellant for Brighton)

Our mock judge was Richard Ager, barrister at 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton. He judged the performance of Berenger Voegt (senior and junior appellant) for the University of Brighton – against Olivia Payne (senior respondent) and Kyle Cashin (junior respondent) for the University of Sussex.

Mooting finale winner and acting judge

Richard Ager – acting judge from 1COR, and Olivia Payne – senior respondent for Sussex and competition winner

The winner was Olivia Payne from the University of Sussex, who wins a mini-pupillage in family law with 1 Crown Office Row. Congratulations!

We would like to thank Richard Ager for judging the competition and our three student mooters for taking part in the competition.

Acting judge and Brighton Law School student

Richard Ager – acting judge from 1COR, and Berenger Voegt – senior appellant and junior appellant for Brighton

On behalf of Brighton Law School, we’d like to give a special mention to student Berenger Voegt who covered for his senior appellant colleague at the last minute. His dedication, professionalism and positive attitude made us very proud to be team Brighton!

Acting judge and student mooter from Sussex

Richard Ager – acting judge from 1COR, and Kyle Cashin – junior respondent for Sussex

Thank you also to our wonderful audience for supporting our mooting finale.

Well done everyone – see you again next year at the University of Sussex!

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Zoe Cassell • March 27, 2023

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