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Queen’s students win mooting cup

9 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!"