Mr Andrew Mohamdee
|Postgraduate Researcher in the Durham Law School|
Andrew is studying towards a Master of Jurisprudence and works as a part-time tutor for the Law of Family Relationships module. He holds a first-class degree in Law (LLB) from Durham University and was awarded both the 1 Hare Court Mini Pupillage Award for achieving the highest mark in the Family Law Summative Essay and the Lord Justice McFarlane Marshalling Award for finishing in the top three overall in the Family Law module.
Andrew has worked as a research assistant to both Dr Andy Hayward and Professor Clare McGlynn as part of a Gender & Law at Durham (GLAD) internship sponsored by Clyde & Co. For Dr Hayward, he drafted a series of National Reports exploring the legal status of formalised opposite-sex and same-sex relationships within select jurisdictions in the British Isles. For Professor McGlynn, he researched the legal issues surrounding mistaken consent, stealthing, and prostitution, with the materials produced being used for the Law, Sex and Crime module. He was also selected for the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Research Internship, wherein he served as a research assistant to Professor Liz Campbell, which involved conducting research to assist with her chapter in the edited collection Corruption in Commercial Enterprise: Law, Theory and Practice (Routledge 2018).
He has also had numerous work placements with a wide range of barrister chambers and law firms, and has extensive experience in mooting, public speaking, and pro bono work.
Andrew’s thesis focuses on financial remedies for divorce and dissolution of civil partnership, and in particular evaluates the discretionary nature of the legal framework. This research explores the tension between discretion and rules through a theoretical lens, and will apply this jurisprudential analysis to the specific family law context. Under the supervision of Dr Andy Hayward, this paper aims to propose a means by which the law regulating financial remedies can optimally balance the competing objectives of substantive fairness and certainty.