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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 5. May 5, 1955

Law Moot

Law Moot

In the Law moot held in the Auckland Magistrate's Court, the Victoria, team (Trevor de Cleene and Graham Hubbard) beat a confident Otago team in an appeal from a decision of Slade J. in the Company Law case of Rama Corporation Ltd v. Proved Tin and General Investments Ltd.

Appearing for the appellants, the Victoria counsel made five submissions and in concluding his first address de Cleene appealed to the Court"... If your Lordships see fit to decide this case for the appellants, this Court will have done a great service to practical 20th century businessmen." His Lordship Professor Northey added: "... but not to law!" The AUC team defeated the Victoria team in the final of the Law Moot, held in the Supreme Court before Mr. Justice Shorland

The difference in points was small—only three points out of a possible 100-and Mr. Justice Shorland conceded that the presentation of argument was given better preparation by the Victoria team, de Cleene and Hubbard have no reason to be dissatisfied with their performance, especially in view of the fact that they were given no help in preparing the case.