See a discussion on assessment criteria

Members of the Training Group discuss the competition's assessment criteria (2022).

Rules (2022)

Assessment Criteria (2021)

What skills do I need?

Training Day roles: Anderson, Bucket, Caldwell, Dent

Videos and articles

Oxford Brookes team at 2010 International Client Consultation Competition: Part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

See materials at International Client Consultation Competition website.

Graham Robson: How Client Interviewing Skills Can Raise the Stakes LSG 2015

Clark Cunningham: The Client's Perspective on the Initial Interview (2001)

Law Society: Client Information Requirements (2019) (account required)


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