High Standard in John Haigh QC Memorial Moot

15 August 2017
Group shot - John Haigh
From left: Paul Wicks QC, Justice Ailsa Duffy, Caitlin Anyon-Peters, Jack Garden and Justice Paul Davison

Over 60 students took part in this year’s John Haigh QC Memorial Mooting Competition with the Final held in the Auckland High Court on 1 August. Caitlin Anyon-Peters and Jack Garden were the appellants in the Final, with Nicholas Cartwright and Hayley Botha the respondents.

Following an impressive performance by all four students, the judges, Justices Davidson and Duffy and Paul Wicks QC announced Caitlin Anyon-Peters and Jack Garden were joint winners of this year’s John Haigh QC Memorial Moot. They receive a trophy and $1,000 each and the runners up receive $250 each.
This year’s moot problem, written by Professor Julia Tolmie, concerned elements of the criminal charges in manslaughter and the defence of consent in relation to wounding with intent. This reflects the late John Haigh’s interest in criminal law, one of the area he practised in.

The John Haigh QC Memorial Moot is open to all Auckland Law School students in their third-year and above. The competition is endowed by a memorial fund established by the class of 1970, of which John was a member.

Anyone wanting to honour John Haigh’s life and professional contribution by making a donation to the Memorial Fund can contact Sharissa Naidoo on 027 807 9920 or sharissa.naidoo@auckand.ac.nz