Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Psychology student Cameron Touron won the Inaugural No5 Barristers' Chambers LGBT+ Diversity Moot Competition held last night at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Organised by the European Law Students’ Association at KCL, following a pre-selection on paper and three previous rounds with an initial 32 students, last night’s final addressed a fictional EU legal case relating to the recognition of a same-sex marriage and adoption in the fictional state of Rupaulia. The two teams of four students acted as Applicants (Jessica Chan and Cameron Touron) or Respondents (Susheela Chitrasanan and John Cheung Ming Hin). Cameron Touron, Junior Counsel for the Applicants, was awarded the title of winner of the competition with a special commendation to the Respondents as the Best Team.
Julie Schwarz, Legal Events Officer for ELSA at KCL said “ This year at Kings we wanted to take on a cause dear to our hearts and raise awareness of LGBT+ Rights. We were delighted to have S. Chelvan, as someone dedicated to LGBT+ rights, to judge. We’re really very grateful to Chambers' for sponsoring us, as it is always hard to establish new moots, and we hope that this will be the first of many.”