Victory for Blake Morgan in Law South Mooting Competition

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Two of our trainee solicitors proved they were ones to watch, with victory in a legal competition between law firms from across the south.

Joel Scoberg-Evans and Hannah Myers, both in their second year of training, were judged winners in the annual Law South Mooting Competition.

The contest sees trainees from law firms across the South compete to be judged the best at arguing a legal case.

Joel and Hannah were among 26 trainees in this year’s event and were judged “the day’s clear winners” after arguing two cases.

The first was a complex construction law dispute, and the second a personal injury case around whether a nightclub owner was liable for the actions of a DJ who threw an aggressive patron out of a nightclub.

The competition is held annually by Law South, a consortium of law firms in London and the south of England, which includes Blake Morgan.

Joel and Hannah’s victory is the third consecutive win for the firm in the annual competition, held at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, in London.

Partner, Philip Jardine, congratulated them saying: “This competition is as close as trainees can get to arguing a real case in court.

“I am delighted that two of our brightest young lawyers have demonstrated their formidable skills by winning this prestigious award, ensuring that Blake Morgan retains the title for another year.

“We are very proud of Joel and Hannah, who are rising stars in the firm and have very promising careers ahead of them.”