Law students Blair White and Kyle Meechan win GCU moot

Law students Blair White and Kyle Meechan win GCU moot

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Meechan, Blair White and Dr Jonathan Brown

Law students Blair White and Kyle Meechan have won the 13th Glasgow Caledonian University Law Society Moot.

The final, in which they faced Kate Millward and Holly Stewart, was judged by Dr Jonathan Brown, of Strathclyde University Law School, who was himself a winner in 2012-13.

The moot topic concerned whether there should be repetition (return) of a gift in Scots law on the basis of innocent or negligent misrepresentation by the donee, whether undue influence might apply, and whether lack of intention to donate an item, discovered within the donated item, could found repetition of the gift, in whole or in part.

James P. Connolly, senior lecturer in law, said: “There is surprisingly little authority for these issues, which I thought would make for an interesting moot, but what there is can be explored in the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia entry for donation and, in particular, reduction, and also in articles on donation by Hector MacQueen and Martin Hogg.”

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