Amani Siddique (LLB1) and Cristina DeSouza (LLB1) acted for the appellants, with Joshua Lynbeck and Jade-Amanda Laporte (LLB in Legal Practice Year 2) acting for the respondents, and they dealt with two challenging points of appeal – relating to the contractual principles of consideration and promissory estoppel. Against a backdrop of economic crisis relevant to the retail sector, the Defendant appealed on the grounds that the Court of Appeal erred in their application of law – appealing that the Claimant was bound by an agreement to accept half payment due to a practical benefit having been received and that promissory estoppel could be relied upon.
The winner on the night was Jade-Amanda, with Cristina as runner-up. They celebrated their success by accompanying Judge Cryan to a London Club for a meal afterwards. We look forward to seeing how their mooting progresses next year!