On Friday 8 December 2023, Evana Ferguson, Solicitor, from our Civil and Criminal Litigation team, judged the first round of the Alexander Stone Mooting Competition at the University of Dundee.
The Alexander Stone is one of Scotland’s oldest and most highly regarded mooting competitions. Two teams of students took on the role of litigators arguing points of law, simulating the experience of appearing in an appeal court.
The competition aims to help students advance their verbal and written communication skills in a legal setting.
Evana brought the experiences gained in her legal practice to the problem, which concerned the law of penalty clauses in contracts. She also talked to the students about her experience of mooting, which saw her speak in the UK Supreme Court and the International Court of Justice as a student. Evana’s moot in the UK Supreme Court was judged by Lord Hodge, who was at the forefront of a key decision on how and when car park operators can enforce charges against motorists (ParkingEye Limited v Beavis  UKSC 67).