The case concerned the reflective loss principle, and the mooters made innovative arguments challenging the distinction between contractual claims and tortious claims. As acknowledged by the bench, the standard of mooting was exceptionally high, and the mooters responded to questions effortlessly.
The Grand Final was presided over by Mark Cunningham QC of Maitland Chambers. He was joined by Mr Matthew Collings QC and Louise Hutton, also of Maitland Chambers.
Mr. Collings QC delivered the results in the style of a full judgment, and all four finalists were commended on the sophistication of their arguments and clarity of manner.
The finalists, Ms. Laura Jeffrey and Mr. Chaitanya Kediyal represented Exeter College as appellants, and Mr. Mohammed Ameer Ismail and Mr. Andrew Dixon, represented Merton College as respondents. The respondents were ultimately adjudged to be the winners of the Grand Final.