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.
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
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
Closing date for entries: has now passed.
£125 competition entry fee.
£175 inclusive of training day attendance
for 4 students. Additional £25 for each additional student, subject to available space.
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