National Speed Mooting Competition presents

q&a sessions

with practitioners

About the events

Q&A sessions with panels of practitioners

One of the most popular features of the National Speed Mooting Competition is the Q&A session we organise. We thought that we would bring you some further sessions for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home. If you would like to virtually attend any or all of the sessions, fill in the form below to register. We will send you the link for the Zoom event so that you can join. You can submit questions in advance using the form below. If you think of any questions after you have signed up, you can send these by email to

There will be 4 events, each with a different panel and therefore a different focus. The sessions are as follows:

Monday 25 May at 7.15 pm - Barrister Panel
Monday 1 June at 7.15 pm - Solicitor Panel
Monday 8 June at 7.15 pm - Alternative Pathways
Tuesday 16 June at 7.15 pm- Pupil Panel

The names of the panellist can be seen below.The events are open to anyone to attend, whether you are a student, a paralegal or even in practice. Hopefully you will be able to have questions answered in relation to applications, interviews and life in pratice. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. There are 90 places available for each event. Once you sign up, we will send a confirmation email to confirm that you are registered for the event. When signing up below, you can select as many events as you would like to attend.

The events have been organised by John Dove (Solicitor Advocate at MAJ Law) and Sunny Salam (Trainee Solicitor at Waldrons).


Monday 25 May at 7.15 pm

Barrister Panel

Oliver King - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Bernice Campbell - Barrister at 7 Harrington Street Chambers

Jack Troup - Barrister at 15 Winckley Sqaure

Syed Ahmed - Barrister at Normanton Chambers

Khadim Al'Hassan - Barrister at Park Square Chambers

Barry Harwood - Barrister at Harwood Law

Monday 1 June at 7.15 pm

Solicitor Panel

Lucy Steven - Solicitor at Crombie Wilkinson

Sunil Singh - Solicitor at Freshfields

Shauna Thompson - Solicitor at Praxis Law

Ishrat Noori - Solicitor at Issat and Co Solicitors

Stephen Sadler - Solicitor at DAC Beachcroft

David Chester - Trainee Solicitor at Davies and Partners

Andrew Ball - Future Trainee Solicitor at Weightmans

Monday 8 June at 7.15 pm

Alternative Pathways

Callum Brook - Barrister (ex solicitor) at Central Chambers

James Oliveira-Agnew - Barrister (ex solicitor) at Erimus Chambers

Carl Woolf - Solicitor Advocate at Noble Solicitors

Gerard Rogerson - Barrister (ex solicitor) at CPS

Sarah Ramsey - Tutor (ex solicitors) at University of Law

John Dilworth - Retired Chief Crown Prosector

Tuesday 16 June at 7.15 pm

Pupil Panel

Alice Kuzmenko - Pupil at 1 Crown Office Row

Gemma Carr - Pupil at Spire Barristers

Callum Ross - Pupil at Chavasse Court Chambers

Syeda Shabab Rizvi - Pupil at Parlane Plowden Chambers

Adam White - Pupil at 9 St John Street

Sophie Kenny - Pupil at 30 Park Place

Niamh Ingham - Pupil at Deans Court Chambers

Ella Embleton - Future pupil at Broadway House Chambers


Please complete the form below to sign up for the event. You are welcome to sign up for one or both events if you like. You can hold control (PC) or command (Mac) and then click on multiple options to select several dates. If using a mobile device and this does not work, you can register more than once in order to register for several events. If you experience any difficulties, please feel free to contact us at