July 2019

Team LXP wins STEP Moot

Congratulations is extended to the LXP Moot Team who successfully defended its title and defeated Callenders & Co in the annual STEP Moot.

On Wednesday, 26th June, 2019, STEP Bahamas Branch in collaboration with the Commercial Financial Services Law Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law School held its annual Moot. The Moot Question conceived and prepared by Sean McWeeney QC, concerned whether irrevocable deeds can be made revocable by amending the trust deed for that purpose; and the limits (if any) of personal (as opposed to fiduciary) powers of revocation, amendment or addition.

Lennox Paton represented the First Defendant in this Moot and Callenders & Co, represented the Plaintiff. The moot competition was judged by Dame Anita Allen, John Wilson and Heather Thompson. The Lennox Paton team was led by Ramonne Gardiner who exceptionally presented the submissions and stood up well under pressure by the judges. Ramonne was assisted by Kevin Armbrister, a second year law student at EDLS, who gave reply arguments to the Defendant’s case, and Adrienne Bellot another EDLS student. Olivia Moss assisted with drafting Skeleton Arguments. Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou served as team advisor and Brian Simms QCMarco Turnquest, and Lorris Ganpatsingh assisted the team.

After a lengthy deliberation, the judges found in favour of Lennox Paton’s team and LXP successfully defended its crown. The judges were extremely impressed with the outstanding oratory skills, submissions and rebuttal arguments put forth by the Lennox Paton team and commended Lennox Paton on presenting such a compelling argument.

We are extremely proud of all the team and look forward to defending our title at next year’s STEP Moot!