Paralegal to compete in Australia’s largest moot court competition

Thursday, 12 July 2018


Courtney Parnell, a paralegal at Moray & Agnew Lawyers, has been selected as one of four students to represent the University of Newcastle at the largest moot court competition in Australia.

Courtney Parnell
Courtney Parnell

Mooting is the oldest form of legal training for law advocates.

The Annual Michael Kirby Contract Law Moot is open to teams across the country and held over four days in September. Winners usually go on to compete in international mooting competitions.

Running since 2011, the moot is hosted by Victoria Law School in the College of Law & Justice at Victoria University.

Courtney is in her third year of a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Politics) and a Bachelor of Law (Hons). When she’s not studying, Courtney works at Moray & Agnew’s Newcastle office as a paralegal in the Insurance team.

Peter Utiger, Partner and Head of Insurance, says, “We are very proud of Courtney’s achievement. Being chosen as part of the University’s team for this prestigious competition is testament to Courtney’s hard work, skills and talent. She joins a number of Moray & Agnew’s current and former staff who have been selected to represent the University of Newcastle in this competition over the last few years. We wish Courtney and the team all the best!”

The (all female) University of Newcastle’s 2018 team comprises students Courtney Parnell, Kate Falkenmire, Charlotte Walker and Hannah Williams.