2017 National Competition

The winners of the 10 regional competitions undertook a gruelling series of interviews with clients on Saturday 11th March, hosted by law firm Ashfords at their Exeter offices. They had to deal with japanese knotweed, pit bull terriers -and a neighbour of doubtful morals.

All the students taking part were congratulated by Rory Mac Neice, partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Team at Ashfords.  Tom Faulkner and Ryan Cornelius from Plymouth University won the 2017 national competition and were awarded the trophy by Allan Murray Jones, Chair of the Law Society's Education and Training Committee.

Jemma Nelson and Amy Bell from the University of Sunderland were placed second by the narrowest margin possible. Amber Sutton and Rebecca Orton from the University of Derby were third.

Plymouth will be representing England & Wales in the international competition in Canterbury from 19-22 April.

Full results


Final memos for interviews

Final teams: Derby, Greenwich, Hertfordshire, Hull, Law (Moorgate), Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Sheffield Hallam, Sunderland, Sussex.


The Plymouth team of Ryan Cornelius and Tom Faulkner (Allan Murray Jones behind).

Sunderland team of Jemma Nelson and Amy Bell with coach Chris Baldwin.

Sunderland team of Jemma Nelson and Amy Bell with coach Chris Baldwin.

Derby coach Dave Hodgkinson with team members Amber Sutton and Rebecca Orton.