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Queen’s students win mooting cup

9th March 2017

The College congratulates two Queen's second year Law undergraduates, Joseph Johnson and Ramganesh Lakshman (both Scholars), who have won the University of Oxford Maitland Chambers Inter-Collegiate (Cuppers) Grand Final on behalf of the College.

The pair successfully argued for one side, before a panel chaired by Justice Catherine O'Regan (formerly of the South African Constitutional Court), in a hypothetical constitutional law case based on the recent litigation in R (Millar) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, concerning Article 50 and the royal prerogative.

Joe says: "Mooting cuppers has given us both a great opportunity to sharpen our own advocacy skills whilst representing the College in the wider University. It was a real privilege to be able to test our arguments in the Grand Final before Professor Kate O'Reagan, Nicholas Peacock QC, and David Mumford QC and a triumph to emerge victorious against a side as strong as that from St Catz. We're extremely pleased to have won and hope that next year's mooting cuppers team might follow in our footsteps!"