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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Legal Opinion Competition

Wednesday 5 October 2016 12:30pm

On Friday 24 September, Kensington Swan representatives Ish Fraser, David Ireland, and Emma Gibbins headed down to Otago University for the annual Kensington Swan Legal Opinion Competition.

This year's theme was Lord of the Rings — students were asked to assist their supervising partner Elrond Rivendell advise Camellia Sackville, a flamboyant local property investor from the outer shires of Dunedin. Camellia had asked Elrond for assistance to help to resolve a dispute she has in relation to one of her property investments acquired from local entrepreneurial wizard Gandalf Grey. Approximately 40 second year law students competed in the competition by sending in their written submissions, with six teams then selected to present their advice to Elrond and Camellia on finals day.

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The winning team this year was ‘Worthington Goose’, pictured from left to right: David Ireland, Jonathan Kwing, Emma Marsland, Mitchell Winton-Smith, Ish Fraser (absent: Anna Linton-Kennedy).

Kensington Swan will be flying the winners up to Wellington towards the end of the summer to spend two days in the office.