LSBU students in mooting final at London Crown Court
18 November 2016
Students from the Division of Law at London South Bank University (LSBU) - Alicia Zahedi-DeWolfe, Simranjit Digpal, Claire Hood and Nahall Ghouds - recently battled for victory in the final of the University’s Mooting Competition at Inner London Crown Court.
Mooting, a legal debate acted out in a courtroom between two teams, the Appellants and the Respondents, allows law students at university to practise and develop their skills in a professional and pressurised setting.
The final round of the LSBU competition saw the students debate the current Uber litigation, where Uber taxi drivers were fighting to be categorised as employees and not independent contractors.
Presiding over the court and judging the finalists’ performance was His Honour Judge Owen Davies, who, following a close battle of advocacy, named the Respondents, Claire and Nahall, the winners.
Accurately reflecting the judgement of the moot final, ruling was issued on the Uber case by the employment tribunal shortly after, and determined that Uber drivers are employees entitled to statutory benefits, as argued by the LSBU Respondent team.
With all finalists going on to represent LSBU in external moot competitions, Nahall has also been offered the opportunity to marshal through the Inner London Crown Court following her performance.