Crown Court Stages School’s Welsh Moot Final

Caernarfon Crown Court recently played host to the final round of Bangor Law School’s Welsh-medium Moot competition, the Griffiths Cup.

The finalists contested a fictitious contract law case. Aaron Bridge and Claire Russell Griffiths were The 2011 Griffiths Cup Finalists and Judging Panel: (Back row, L-R): Finalists Joshua Simpson, Matthew Jones, Tom Jones, Aaron Bridge, Claire Russell Griffiths. (Front Row L-R): Judges Gwilym Owen, Erin Wyn, Aled GriffithsThe 2011 Griffiths Cup Finalists and Judging Panel: (Back row, L-R): Finalists Joshua Simpson, Matthew Jones, Tom Jones, Aaron Bridge, Claire Russell Griffiths. (Front Row L-R): Judges Gwilym Owen, Erin Wyn, Aled Griffithseventually awarded the coveted Griffiths Cup, while trio Tom Jones, Joshua Simpson and Matthew Jones were victorious in the Legal Argument competition. Sitting on the judging panel were teaching staff Gwilym Owen and Aled Griffiths, and Bangor Law School alumni and local government solicitor Erin Wyn.

Second-year LLB Law student Aaron said: “The competition was tough throughout with both finalist teams performing exceptionally well, especially when dealing with judicial questions. By holding the final in the Crown Court we had a feel for the real thing, and this is a privilege for which we are most grateful to the Court.”

The Griffiths Cup follows the BPP-sponsored English language competition, the McLaren Moot Court, which was won by Rachel Hamlam, Gabriella Kyricou, Rachel Benton and John Scanlan in December 2010. Fresher Helen Pitcher won the Exceptional Advocate competition (sponsored by local business Tŷ Bach Twt) for her written legal argument on a fictional Contract Law case.

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Publication date: 22 June 2011