UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws secures victory in LSE-Featherstone Moot

5 March 2020

Two teams from UCL Laws took part in the 5th annual LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot, with one of the teams winning the competition.

UCL Laws wins Featherstone Moot

On 28-29 February 2020, two teams of UCL Laws students successfully competed in the LSE-Featherstone Moot. One of the UCL Laws teams - consisting of LLB students Evan Brewster, Valkyrie Suen, Abe Chauhan and Gianna Seglias - were declared the winners after beating 90 other teams. Valkyrie and Evan were chosen to represent the team in the final round against two members of the International Bar Association team, and secured victory.

The second team representing UCL Laws were LLM student Emma Lazell and LLB students Andrew Lee, Kristiya Navushtanova and Sophie Ng, who were selected to participate in the oral rounds on the basis of their written submissions.

This year’s problem surrounded the misuse of private information, drawing attention to the balance between the Claimant’s Article 8 rights with the countervailing Article 10 right to freedom of expression.

The LSE-Featherstone Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Moot competition is dedicated to the consideration of areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. Alongside the associated networking event, the competition brings together LGBT and ally students, campaigners, practitioners, and members of the judiciary.

The teams were coached by UCL Laws’ Dr Niamh Connolly (Lecturer), with Professor Ronan McCrea (Professor of Constitutional and European Law) and Professor Steven Vaughan (Professor of Law and Professional Ethics) volunteering as judges.

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