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Congratulations to Brighton winners of 2016 national!

Brighton students

First time finalists, University of Brighton represented by Chloe Chatton and Fionnuala Richardson won this year's competition held at the Sheffield offices of competition sponsors Irwin Mitchell on 12th March. Feryal Beyrakdar and Meghan Daniels from Kent and Sean Batterton and Sarah Cook from Manchester Met were runners up with Luke Nelson and Tristan Nind from newcomers Gloucestershire taking a special Undergraduate Award. Congratulations to all the 64 students who competed in our new style regionals held in 8 law schools across England & Wales.

Chloe and Fi will represent England & Wales in the International Client Consultation Competition at the University of Windsor, Canada from 27-30th April. The winning team members and the winning law school receive prizes from the Law Society of England & Wales to assist them in attending the international competition.



Manchester Met sweep 2015 national and international competitions!


Congratulations to Philippa Byrne and Claire Coleman, BPTC students from Manchester Metropolitan University, who squeaked to first place by a single point in the national competition from University of Essex undergraduate students Tasneem Sadiq and Madeleine Cowper on 7th March.  They went on to win the International Client Consultation Competition in April at the University of Nebraska.

In 2015, 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. The subject matter under discussion in law schools around the world will be domestic family partnerships (nothing to do with business this year).



last updated  15 March 2016

The 2016 National Competition 

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2015 Regional results

2015 Finals


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