The Shearman & Sterling University of Oxford Moot Competition 2014 was a hotly contested affair. The oral rounds saw 24 undergraduate and postgraduate students gather at St Catherine’s College on Saturday 1st February 2014 for nuanced discussions of some thorny issues regarding the penalty doctrine in contract law.


This year we were delighted and privileged to welcome the Hon Professor Dyson Heydon AC, formerly of the High Court of Australia, as the judge of the Grand Final. Elizabeth Houghton (Exeter) and Jackie McArthur (Magdalen), appearing as the appellants (and cross-respondents), were declared the winners, despite spirited submissions from the respondents (and cross-appellants) Jiahui Huang (Magdalen) and Juliet Wells (Magdalen).


The Law Faculty is most grateful to Shearman & Sterling for its generous support.

 

(L-R) Elizabeth Houghton, Jackie McArthur, the Hon Professor Dyson Heydon AC, Juliet Wells, and Jiahui Huang

(L-R) Elizabeth Houghton and Jackie McArthur

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