McLeish Orlando LLP congratulates Ian Perry, along with the rest of his team from Osgoode Hall Law School, for their recent victory at the 40th annual Gale Cup Moot. Ian summered with the firm in 2012 and will be returning as an articling student for 2013/2014.
The Gale Cup, one of Canada’s oldest moot competitions, takes place in Toronto at the Ontario Court of Appeal and is meant to simulate a fictional appeal from a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada. Judging panels are made up of presiding judges drawn from various jurisdictions across Canada. This year’s final panel included the recently appointed Justice Richard Wagner of the Supreme Court of Canada.
This year’s case under appeal was, R. v. D.A.I., which centered on the testimonial competence requirements for adults whose mental capacity is an issue under the Canada Evidence Act. After facing some tough competition in the preliminary and final rounds, Osgoode Hall Law School came out on top.
Because of their victory at the Gale Cup, Ian and his teammates will now go on to represent Canada at the Commonwealth Moot in Cape Town, South Africa this April. We are very proud of Ian’s accomplishment and wish him all the best as he prepares to compete in South Africa.