LSBU Law students celebrate Mooting triumph at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
21 March 2014
The event held on 13 March was presided over by the Right Hon the Lord Kerr
of Tonaghmore, Supreme Court Justice. The event was a spectacular battle of
advocacy between Law Department students; Thomas Spencer and Samantha Balla for
the appellants; and, Alexandra Varga and Lewis Hooper for the Respondents, with
the appellants adjudged the winners by a hair's breadth. All the finalists will
be offered a place in next year's London Universities Mooting Shield external
competition which will begin in September 2014.
Lord Kerr stated that he "was extremely impressed with the
standard of advocacy and mooting of all the students involved". Overall, the event was a great success and
was well attended by the LSBU Law Society, students and staff alike. The event was also attended by Douglas Denham
St. Pinnock, one of London South Bank University's Independent Governors, whose
continuing support of the Student Law Society in securing high profile speakers
such as Major General Howell, former Head of the Army Legal Service, and Sir
Andrew Mcfarlene, Lord Justice of Appeal, is much appreciated.