The United Kingdom team retains the Common Law Cup

Ian Bartlett | August 2018

Ian Bartlett of Beck Greener was again amongst an eight-member team fielded by the English and Welsh bar to compete in the bi-annual “Common Law Cup” tennis competition held in August of this year at the Moor Park club, in Rickmansworth. 

The Common Law Cup was established to bring together tennis playing members of the legal professions in common law countries and to honour those members who have combined an extraordinary legal career with outstanding achievements in, and contributions to, the sport of tennis.  This year’s honouree was The Right Honourable Lord Mance.  Until his retirement in June Lord Mance was Deputy President of the UK’s Supreme Court and is President of the Bar Lawn Tennis Society.  

The first Common Law Cup competition, among England/Wales, Ireland and the United States, was played at the Chevy Chase Club in Washington DC in September 2016 at which the English and Wales bar were victorious.   We are pleased to report that they were successful again.  They retained the Cup with Ian and his partner Andrew Mold, playing as the second pair winning both their matches against their US and Irish counterparts. 

The competition will move to Dublin in 2020.