Lord Hodge judges Dundee Mooting Championship final at the Supreme Court

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On Wednesday 28 March students and staff from the Law School at the University of Dundee travelled to London to attend the University’s annual Mooting Championship final, which was held at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.  The Championship itself is an annual competition organised by the University’s Mooting Society and runs throughout each academic year.  The four finalists had been competing since September to progress to the final. The event started with a private tour of the Supreme Court building, including access to the Supreme Court’s library, which is normally ou...

Dundee Graduate Eilidh MacDonald appointed Sheriff

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Eilidh MacDonald, a graduate of Dundee Law School, has been appointed to the office of sheriff, on the recommendation of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.  Following a traineeship with MacLeod and MacCallum Solicitors, Ms MacDonald became a senior legal assistant with Forest and Co in 1998 and then a partner with Simpson MacDonald Solicitors in 1999. She has been the head of office and solicitor for the public defence solicitor’s office in Inverness since 2004 and a fee-paid judge for the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber since 2013.   Ms MacDonald has been appointed to...

Dundee Mooters advance to the Supreme Court

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This week, four Dundee students will moot before Lord Hodge at the Supreme Court in the final of the Dundee Mooting Championship. This year’s Championship is sponsored by MacRoberts LLP. The Championship is one of two internal competitions organised each year by the University of Dundee Mooting Society.  Students from all years have been competing since September in the hope of reaching the coveted final round. The four students progressing to the final are George Dick and Jamie Durie, who won the first semi-final, and Evana Ferguson and Giorgio Ventisei, who won the second. Both semi-finals too...

PhD student Rachael Wallace to speak at the Scottish Parliament

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Rachael Wallace, who is 26-years-old and is from Alyth, will be speaking on the Your Scottish Parliament panel on Friday 24th March. Rachael, who is a PhD Law student at the University of Dundee, has cerebral palsy and is currently petitioning for the establishment of specialist services on the NHS for adults with the condition.  Rachael said:  “I’ve come across various challenges in my life. My condition means I’m a full time wheelchair user but this has not stopped me from being successful and doing things I’m passionate about.  “I started my own public peti...

Law Student George Dick is a finalist for a national legal award

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| General News, 2017

George Dick, who is studying an LLB in Scots Law at Dundee Law School, is one of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a national award for UK undergraduate law students, set up in 2014 to recognise young legal talent.  It is run by National Accident Helpline. The 20-year-old student from Kinross is in line for a potential £5,000 prize and work placement at law firm Simpson Millar, after impressing industry judges with an essay on the UK’s civil justice system. Candidates were asked to answer the question: “If eBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year, why does the ...