17 February 2022
Legal Eagles Win Client Consultation Competition 2022
Smyth and Georgia Holley from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at
Queens University in Belfast were celebrating this week after winning the
regional heat of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Client Consultation
competition, which has been successfully run by the Law Society 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.
Teams included Georgia
Holley and Jemma Smyth from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Kang Seng Law and Chloe
Jia-yi Yap from Queens
Siobhan Moss and Noemi Sip from Ulster University at Magee who battled
it out to win the regional heat of the Client Consultation Competition.
The winning team will now proceed to the final of the Louis
M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition
which will take place at The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law of
Swansea University in Wales between the 19th and 24th April 2022.
Commenting Darren Patterson,
Head of Professional Development at the Law Society said:
“We are grateful to students from
our local Universities who participated in this year’s client
Thank you to our judging panel including Judge Ken Nixon (retired), Keith McGarry from Conn & Fenton Inc. WJ Baxter Solicitors, Niall Hargan from Carson McDowell, and Colin Mitchell Law Society Council member and solicitor in McCartan Turkington Breen.
Congratulations to the winning
team of Georgia and Jemma from the IPLS who go forward to the
final of the international competition in Swansea in April 2022”.