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Anglia Ruskin law students appeal gross negligence manslaughter case

Published: 6 April 2018 at 14:23

Four law students

Third year LLB students Jessica Caiazzo and Shriya Thaker proudly represented the university at the ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition – the most prestigious mooting competition in the UK.

Both students successfully prepared a comprehensive appeal for a gross negligence manslaughter case, after the appellant was found liable for the death of her four-year-old daughter, Collette. To read more about the legal problem they were given, click here.

The students advocated their case to the Supreme Court, in front of judge, Simon Spence QC of Red Lion Court - as would be required in a real live case before an appeal court. 

The event was held in Anglia Law School’s mock court room, a facility that law students use to practise the art of debating. Both students displayed excellent advocacy skills in their representation of Anglia Ruskin.

Jessica said “Representing my university in the ESU national mooting competition was an amazing experience; all the preparation and the hard work paid off when I stood in front of the judge and felt like I was a real advocate for my client; it was the best feeling.” 

The high-calibre of our students was evident with only a narrow defeat by their opponents, Cambridge University, in an intense final round.