The fictitious matrimonial property case was centred around Mr and Mrs Morrison who were undergoing a divorce following a 12-year marriage due to the parties' non-cohabitation for a period of 2 years or more. The parties had agreed to a post-nuptial agreement regarding the assets of the parties but Mr Morrison was seeking to have the agreement set aside.
Our 4 finalists presented their arguments before 2 judges from Patience and Buchan, Partners Lorna Buchan and Ashley Simpson who found in favour of the defender, Mrs Morrison, represented by Candace and Emily. In a surprise move, Patience and Buchan have awarded all 4 finalists summer work experience! Partner Lorna Buchan had this to about the mooters:
Once again congratulations to Candace and Emily winners of the final. It was a hard decision to make as the standard of preparation and advocacy skills displayed by Melina and Carmen on behalf of the pursuer and Candace and Emily on behalf of the defender was excellent. Ashley and I were impressed at the amount of work that had clearly gone into preparing the submissions made by each counsel. And whilst Candace and Emily had “the edge”, Patience & Buchan are delighted to offer work experience within our office to each of the finalists. We wish all four students the very best in their future legal career
We would like to take this opportunity to again thank Patience and Buchan for sponsoring the moot and Partners Lorna Buchan and Ashley Simpson, for their time, insightful remarks and being so kind as to offer work experience not just to the winners of the moot but also the runners-up.
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