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UEL students impress at Old Bailey debate judged by ‘eminent’ QC Imran Khan

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 December 2019

University of East London law students pictured with Imran Khan QC outside the Old Bailey. From left to right: Marvia Borrell, Sumayya Munim, Maryama Hassan, Faridah Olayinka Adeyemo, Khalid Hamad al Manea, Imran Khan QC,  Francis Oppong Odame and Ewa Dorota Dunn. Picture: Francis Oppong Odame

University of East London law students pictured with Imran Khan QC outside the Old Bailey. From left to right: Marvia Borrell, Sumayya Munim, Maryama Hassan, Faridah Olayinka Adeyemo, Khalid Hamad al Manea, Imran Khan QC, Francis Oppong Odame and Ewa Dorota Dunn. Picture: Francis Oppong Odame

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A group of law students visited the Old Bailey this week, pitting their wits against each other in a debating competition chaired by an “eminent” legal eagle.

The University of East London youngsters met Imran Khan QC who represented the family of Stephen Lawrence during the public inquiry into the teenager's murder in 1993.

The seven students met him in Court 4 in the Grand Hall of the Old Bailey ready to be judged for their advocacy and legal argument skills.

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During their three-hour session, the students challenged each other on the topic of actual bodily harm (ABH) and consent.

Two of the group, Khalid Al Manea and Faridah Adeyemo, scooped a £40 Amazon gift voucher each for winning the debate, or moot. Sumayya Munim was named winner of her round.

Adam Doyle, head of the law and criminology department at the university said: "Our students last attended a moot like this three years ago.

"This was a great honour to be able to debate in the Old Bailey and with such an eminent solicitor advocate QC as Imran Khan in charge of the proceedings.

"The students really enjoyed the experience and it was a good opportunity for them to role play and to get a feel for an appeal hearing in an authentic court environment."


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