RGU legal eagles pit their wits in Mitigation competition

Budding legal eagles pitted their wits against each other in a Plea in Mitigation competition at Robert Gordon University.

The Law School at RGU hosted its annual Diploma in Professional Legal Practice Plea in Mitigation competition in its Moot Court this week.

Sponsored by Burn and McGregor, diploma students have to give a plea in mitigation, which means that the students argue to reduce the penalty being imposed on their client, while being assessed on the persuasiveness of their plea and their advocacy skills.

The students' pleas were assessed by recently retired Sheriff Edward Savage with Duncan Milne coming out on top and Wesley Thompson as runner up.

Iain McGregor of Burn and McGregor said: "We were delighted to continue with our sponsorship of this event which we hope will encourage students to consider criminal work in their future legal careers.

"Our congratulations to the winner of the competition Duncan Milne and to the runner up Wesley Thompson."

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Stacey HorneCommunications Officer | Aberdeen Business School