Information about 2017 competition

Number of entries: There is a limit of 36 entries in the competition. Places will accepted on a first come - first served basis on receipt of a completed entry form and payment of the entry fee. Given the need to have 4 teams in each regional, we must reserve the right to decline entries if it is difficult to arrange a regional competition with other than 4 teams. We will do our best to accommodate up to 36 teams.

Subject area: Residential Neighbours (the same subject area as the 2017 International Competition). Sample roles are available to download.

Regionals: This year we are running 10 regional competitions. These will be hosted by competing law schools. It is a condition of entry that you must be prepared to host a regional if required. Each regional will contain 3 teams. They will each do 2 interviews. There will be 2 panels of judges who will see all the teams undertaking that particular interview. The winning teams from each regional will qualify for the national finals. It is envisaged that law schools will compete as locally as possible and that the competitions will take place on a Wednesday afternoon in the week beginning 6th February 2017.

Finals:The finals will be hosted by Ashfords llp at their Exeter offices on Saturday 11th March 2017. Each team will do 3 different interviews.

National Training Day: will be on Saturday 28th January 2017. It is open to all teams entering the competition. As in past years this will include an introduction to the competition and a demonstration, discussion and critique of client interviewing skills based on a filmed interview. In the afternoon, each team will complete a short interview and receive feedback from an experienced tutor. There will be opportunities to ask questions of experienced competition judges, faculty coaches and past competitors.

Closing date for entries: has now passed.

Entry fees: £125 competition entry fee. £175 inclusive of training day attendance for 4 students. Additional £25 for each additional student, subject to available space.

International Competition: 19-22 April 2017 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. See the dedicated website.

Queries: If you have any questions about the competition please contact Graham Robson or Julie Price.