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Mitchell Davies Moot 2014

On Friday 21 November 2014 the Student Moot Society held its Annual Mooting Competition at the Truman Bodden Law School.

The participating mooters were (i) first year students Damani Gow and Julius Jackay for the appellant and (ii) first year part time student Joy Vernon and second year student Matthew Yassa for the respondent. This was the first mooting competition for each of them.

The hearing was presided over by mock Court of Appeal judges Neil Timms Q.C. (CBA Council Member and Treasurer), and lecturers Leyla Jackson and Leonardo Raznovich, from the Truman Bodden Law School.

Each team was given 12 minutes to present their submissions. All of the participants were clear and precise in applying the law and responded well to the intense questioning by each of the learned judges.

The ruling by the Court of Appeal was to deny the appeal. Prizes were awarded to Matthew Yassa as the “Best Oralist” and to Julius Jackay as the “Best Overall Mooter”.

Participation awards were presented to each mooter by CBA Council Member – Stephen Watler and post-competition feedback was given by Mr. Neil Timms QC to all mooters.

Finally, a new award was created in conjunction with the renaming of the annual moot to the "Mitchell Davies Moot", in honour of Law School Director - Mr. Mitchell Davies.  The final award was presented to the Caymanian Bar Association for their sponsorship of the event and accepted by its President Mr. Abraham Thoppil.

The moot was well attended by other law students and faculty of staff and the Student Moot Society intends to make the event will be even bigger next year.


Director of Law school with Participants
Mooters and Director: Joy Vernon, Matthew Yassa, Mitchell Davies (Law School Director), Damani Gow and Julius Jackay 

Presentation of Arguements
Best Overall Mooter: Julius Jackay


Judges: Neil Timms Q.C. (CBA Council Member), Leonardo Raznovich (Lecturer) and Leyla Jackson (Lecturer)

Christmas Raffle for Moot Society

The student membership is having its first Christmas raffle to raise funds for the Moot Society. Prizes include an airline ticket to Miami and weekend stay for 2 at the Marriott Grand Cayman. Please contact Diana Tibbetts at for further information.