2020 FINALS CANCELLED

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 2020 national finals due to the Covid-19 virus.

COMPETITION NOTES

The 2020 Competition scenarios will introduce more client “personality” issues to test teams’ non-legal skills. This will reflect the types of situations faced in the international competition, as agreed at the 2019 AGM.

Topic: The law topic is Damage to Property (Civil Law). This includes nuisance, negligence and trespass but excludes Landlord and Tenant Law.

REGIONALS hosted by London Southbank, South Wales and Sunderland on 15th February.
Congratulations to the 12 teams qualifying for the finals: Brighton, Cardiff, Exeter, Hull, Kent, Liverpool Hope, London Southbank, Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Sheffield Hallam and Sussex. Full results.

FINALS hosted by UCL on 14th March. Each team will conduct three interviews based on the memos below. The order in which each team conducts the interviews will be different, so be prepared for them to be in any order. At team registration on the day of the Final, you will be given a schedule showing the order in which you will conduct your interviews. Download the programme here.

Memo 1

To:      Trainees/Solicitors:                   From:  Secretary

Joe/Jo Benn is a new client who has made an appointment to see you about a parking problem. S/he was reluctant to give any more details and said s/he would prefer to explain things to you in person

I have carried out a conflict check and found no conflicts. The client has been informed that this interview will cost £75 plus VAT and that any further work carried out by the firm will be charged at £200 plus VAT per hour.

Memo 2

 To:      Trainees/Solicitors:                    From:  Secretary

Anthony/Antonia Galfenski has made an appointment to see you about issues that s/he is having with “drunks”, affecting the value of his/her house. S/he is a new client.

I have carried out a conflict check and found no conflicts. The client has been informed that this interview will cost £75 plus VAT and that any further work carried out by the firm will be charged at £200 plus VAT per hour.

Memo 3

To:       Trainees/Solicitors:                  From:  Secretary

 Martin/Martina Woolfe has made an appointment to see you about a problem that has arisen with a neighbouring farmer. S/he is a new client.

I have carried out a conflict check and found no conflicts. The client has been informed that this interview will be free of charge, but any further work carried out by the firm will be charged at £200 plus VAT per hour.

 

Regionals

South West Regional: hosted by the University of South Wales in Cardiff.

Teams taking part: Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Reading, South Wales, Swansea, West of England, Westminster, Worcester, Winchester.

Southern Regional: hosted by London South Bank University.

Teams taking part:  Brighton, East Anglia, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Law Moorgate, Middlesex, Royal Holloway, South Bank, Sussex, UCL Warwick.

Northern Regional: hosted by Sunderland University.

Teams taking part: Central Lancashire, De Montfort, Hull, Leicester, Liverpool Hope, Manchester Met, Newcastle, Nottingham Trent, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Sunderland.

National Finals: 14th March 2020 hosted by University College London.

International Competition: 15-18th April 2020. To be hosted by Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida, USA. Full info at https://www.stetson.edu/law/academics/advocacy/home/iccc.php