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17 February 2022

Legal Eagles Win Client Consultation Competition 2022

Jemma 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 2022.

The 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 University and 

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 consultation competition.

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”.



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