Law Mooting Competition — Solihull Sixth Form College

Law Mooting Competition

Eager Law students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull took part in the Regional Mooting Competition 2018 last week.

Georgia Coleing and Jawaher Omer represented the College in the Mooting Competition at the University of Wolverhampton last week. The students took on students from Oldbury Academy and played the role of the Defence. The case concerned an appeal with the legal point on gross negligence manslaughter being mooted – a topic that is a key part of the A level Law examinations this year. The students argued on causation and what is meant by ‘an obvious rush of death’.

A panel of three judges and the Dean of the Law School provided excellent feedback on the students’ efforts, with some suggestions to develop further if they progress further in the competition. After due consideration, they were judged to have won this round of competition.

Nigel Pitchford, a teacher of Business and Law, commented:

“Well done to Georgia and Jawaher. This is a great competition for our students to be involved in, particularly if they have serious ambitions to forge careers in the legal professions, as it allows them to develop some essential skills.”

5 March 2018