Law students compete in national competition grand final

Melissa Morton and Katie RobertsStudents from the Faculty’s School of Law competed in the UK Law Students’ Association (UKLSA) National Advocacy grand final.

Katie Roberts and Melissa Morton, both in their second year of their Law LLB degrees, contested Queen’s University, Belfast at The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London on 30 March.

The teams appeared before former President of the Supreme Court and judge of the competition, The Right Honourable Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.

The grand final moot, a type of mock judicial proceeding to examine a hypothetical case, concerned the unauthorised transfer of shares in a private company to the Defendants, which were allegedly held on trust for the Claimant.

The University Of Sheffield appeared on behalf of the Defendants in the case, arguing that no injunction should be granted and that the Claimant’s case ought to be struck out. Roberts and Morton placed second in the competition.

The competition included 38 educational institutions from across the UK. The School hopes to continue their success in this competition next year.