The Grand Final of the A&L Goodbody Moot Court Competition took place on Tuesday 21 February in the Moot Court Room. This year’s problem scenario concerned the enforceability of contracts of employment entered into by construction workers.
The School of Law was delighted to welcome Mr Justice Abbott and Mr Justice Binchy of the High Court and Dr Stephen King of A&L Goodbody to adjudicate the Grand Final. The judges tested the competitors on a number of legal points throughout the moot. The judges were impressed by the quality of the students’ legal arguments (both the oral arguments and written memoranda), their persuasiveness and the overall professionalism displayed at the Grand Final. The Grand Final was followed by a reception and prize giving in Plassey House.
Congratulations to the winning team Criostoir Hasty, Mairead O’Regan and Dónal Ó Cribín and to the runner-up team Patricia Derbyshire and Andrew Kelly. The Best Speaker prize was awarded to Mairead O’Regan.
The Moot Court Competition was organised jointly by the UL Law Society and the School of Law and was co-ordinated by Amy Beck and Dr Lydia Bracken.