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09 March 2020

IPLS Team Wins the Client Consultation Competition 2020

The Law Society of Northern Ireland is delighted to announce that the team from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies have won the Client Consultation Competition 2020.

Amira Graham and Ross White from the IPLS were competing against a team from Queens University Belfast to win the regional heat of the Client Consultation Competition.

The competition which has been successfully run by the Law Society of Northern Ireland over the last number of years provides law students and trainees with an opportunity to test their client communication and interview skills in scenarios judged by practising and former solicitors.

The winning IPLS team will now proceed to the final of the Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition

The competition will take place from 15-18 April 2020 at Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, Florida, USA

Commenting after the competition, Rowan White, President of the Law Society said:

On behalf of the Law Society of Northern Ireland I wish to congratulate Ross and Amira from the IPLS on their win.

I would also like thank Taylor and Brandon from QUB who took time out from their studies to make the competition as successful as in previous years.

Finally, can I thank our judging panel, Enda Lavery from MTB Solicitors and Niall Hargan from Carson McDowell.


The teams were:

Team 1: Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS)

·         Amira Graham

·         Ross White

·         Ruth Craig (Coach)

Team 3: Queens University, Belfast

·         Taylor Derrien

·         Brandon Lijdsman

·         Dr. Alessandro Corda (Coach)



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