UCL Laws moot team win University of Leicester Medical Law Mooting Competition
28 January 2019
James Witherspoon and Sapan Maini-Thompson won first place at the seventh annual University of Leicester Medical Law Mooting Competition, which focuses on topics surrounding medical law.
Last December, a team from the UCL Law Society won the annual University of Leicester Medical Law Mooting Competition. James Witherspoon (a final year LLB student) and Sapan Maini-Thompson (an LLM student) grappled with a problem concerning NHS waiting times – specifically, whether there was a case of medical negligence regarding an A&E patient who did not receive immediate medical attention.
After five rounds, the UCL team drew in the Finals with Northumbria University – having previously lost to them in the first round. Over twenty university teams participated.
The Final was judged by Mr Justice Green – an appointed Queen’s Counsel and High Court judge who is also an alumnus of the University of Leicester. The competition was sponsored by 1 Crown Office Row and Lime Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence.
On their train journey home, the UCL team continued their conversation with Mr Justice Green on matters related to law and beyond.
Congratulations to James and Sapan on their victory - they each won £100 and a £50 book voucher as recognition of their success.
Image: (L-R) James Witherspoon, Mr Justice Nicholas Green and Sapan Maini-Thompson