The Client Interviewing Competition for England & Wales
part of the International Client Consultation Competition
President: Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
Manchester Met wins 2015
Congratulations to Philippa Byrne and Claire
Coleman, BPTC students from Manchester Metropolitan University, who
squeaked to first place by a single point from University of Essex
undergraduate students Tasneem Sadiq and Madeleine Cowper on 7th March.
The finals were hosted by Sussex Law School, winners of the 2014
competition. 36 law schools entered the 2015 competition, the largest
number in the 30 years the competition has been running.
Irwin Mitchell solicitors hosted all 3
regional events at their offices in London, Sheffield and Birmingham. We
also had a very successful national training day at Oxford Brookes
University on 24 January 2015. 85 students were briefed and took part in
practice interviews with feedback from experienced coached and ex
winners of the competition.
This long-established law school skills
competition has seen a rapid increase in the number of teams over the
past 2 years competing to represent their country in the International
Client Consultation Competition, which this time is being held in April
2015 at the University of Nebraska. The subject matter under discussion
in law schools around the world will be Small Businesses. We see this as
an excellent opportunity to reaffirm the importance of commercial
awareness to our law students.
The winning team members and the winning law
school received prizes from the Law Society of England & Wales to assist
them in attending the international competition.