The Client Interviewing Competition for England & Wales
part of the International Client Consultation Competition
President: Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC
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
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 to represent their country in the International
Client Consultation Competition. In April 2016 this will be held at the University of
Windsor, Canada. The subject matter under discussion
in law schools around the world will be domestic family partnerships
(nothing to do with business this year).
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.