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01st January 2005

Exeter Lawyer Wins Laurels

Gareth Tilley, an Australian student reading for the BCL at Exeter this year, together with James Chegwidden of Magdalen College, has won the Shearman & Sterling University of Oxford Mooting Competition, undefeated.

Of the 46 teams that entered the competition, the top 12 were selected to contest the oral rounds last Saturday at St Catherine’s College. Gareth and James defeated a team from Brasenose in the grand final, judged by Mr Justice Walker of the High Court of England and Wales. In addition to prize money of £500, they will both take up seasonal clerkships in the London office of law firm Shearman & Sterling.

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