RIVALRY between Oxford and Cambridge will ramp up this weekend with a mock court case competition.

Students from the two universities will take part in the grand final at Worcester College in Oxford tomorrow.

The mock cases all relate to disability law and participants will be challenged to consider complex issues.

The competition, called the Disability Mooting Championship, has been held in-house at Oxford before but this is the first year Cambridge has been involved.

Marie Tidball, director of the Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Project, said: "We have been thrilled to work with the University of Cambridge and Herbert Smith Freehills to launch the first varsity edition.

"There are 13 million people with a disability in the UK, but discussion of our lived experiences in university courses is scarce.

"This event is a really important way to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with domestic and international law."

Adam Johnson QC added: "This event is an innovative way of showcasing the challenges faced by academics and legal practitioners who work in this field.

"Since we started to work with Marie and her team in 2014, the Oxford competition has seen 120 competitors, and attracted a total audience of nearly 800 people."

He said it was important to encourage more students with disabilities to enter the legal profession.