President of the UK Supreme Court to host Lady Oliver Mooting Cup

Four law students will compete in the annual internal mooting competition, which will be judged by the Rt Hon Lord Reed, the most senior judge in the UK and Commonwealth.

Date: 12 July 2022

London Met is delighted that the Rt Hon Lord Reed, President of the UK Supreme Court, will be visiting the Law School on 13 July to judge the University’s exceptional mooting team in the final of the Lady Oliver Mooting Cup.

Lord Reed is the most senior judge in the UK and Commonwealth - it is an extraordinary privilege to welcome him to the university.

The Lady Oliver Mooting Cup is an internal prize at the University. It was named after Lady Oliver, who was Head of Law at the London Guildhall University, a predecessor of London Met, and died in service. 

Taking part in the competition are: George Glen (Senior Counsel for the Appellant), Seán Binder (Senior Counsel for the Respondent). Florin Badulescu (Junior Counsel for the Appellant) and Patrick Campbell (Junior Counsel for the Respondent)

The moot question is about a business struggling to survive after the pandemic, so it is very topical. It involves issues of consideration and intention in the law of contract, and in particular the ancient principles of part payment of debt, which the Supreme Court has recently said might need revising in light of modern commercial practice, so it is also of tremendous contemporary legal interest.

mock courtroom at London Metropolitan University

Time and place:

Wednesday 13 July

The Court Room (T4-17), Holloway Road campus

Interpretation information:

The event will be simultaneously interpreted into several different languages by postgraduate language students in our state-of-the-art interpretation suite next to the Courtroom.