The first round of the Hammond Cup took place on 22 March 2018 at Nottingham Law.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the advocacy competition. It was set up by Michael Hammond in 1968, who sadly passed away in 2017. The competition presents a great opportunity for junior lawyers to improve their advocacy skills in a courtroom setting in front of local legal professionals.
Those taking part in the first round of the competition this year were challenged to either present a fee in mitigation or an application for a summary judgement.
This year presented judges with a particularly high standard of advocacy, and there were just a few points between each competitor. This year the judges included our own crime solicitor Jim Buckley, although not, of course, judging Elliott.
Elliott made it though to the final along with Jacqueline Macduff from the Johnson Partnership, Phillip Pearson of Cartwright King and Kayleigh Brooks of the Ropewalk Chambers.
The final of the Hammond Cup is due to take place on Thursday 19 April, again at the Law School. It will involve each of the competitors undertaking a trial. Spectators are welcome, and we wish all competitors the best of luck.