Plymouth Student Law Society impresses at the UK Supreme Court

Students from Plymouth University’s Law Society have had a taste of the top, after a visit to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

The Society made the trip to London for its Mooting Competition final on 16 March, which was judged by Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court.

The finalists – Samuel Castlehouse, Jacob Cunningham, Laura D’Alessandro and Stephen Gibson – argued a complex problem based on the Law of Trusts, in a close contest.

Castlehouse and Cunningham were the eventual winners, but Lord Neuberger was highly complimentary of all of the competitors. 

Accompanied by a delegation from Plymouth Law School and the Plymouth Student Law Society, the moot finalists also visited the House of Lords to witness a debate on proposed changes to trade union legislation. The University's Chancellor, Lord Jonathan Kestenbaum, facilitated this visit.

Dr Victoria Hamlyn, Lecturer in Law at Plymouth University, said: 

“It really was a fascinating and rewarding event, reflecting the Society’s continued achievements at national and regional competitions and events. We pride ourselves on helping our students gain the best possible experiences to complement their academic study, and the Supreme Court visit has been an outstanding example of this.”

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