24 January 2023
QUB Team Wins Client Consultation Competition 2023
Burns and Dariya-Mariya Petryshyn from the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) were celebrating this week after winning
the regional heat of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Client
Consultation Competition 2023.
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.
The theme of
this year’s regional heat was Environmental Law and participating teams
McGleenon and Hayley Robinson from the Institute of Professional Legal
Siobhan Moss and Jodie O’Reilly from the Ulster
University Magee Campus
Kaitlin McCourt and Ciara McGreevy from the Ulster
University Belfast Campus
Burns and Dariya-Mariya Petryshyn from the Queen’s University Belfast
The winning QUB 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 University of
Maastricht in the Netherlands on 12 to 15 April 2023.
winning school will receive a prize of £1,000 from the Law Society towards the
Darren Patterson, Head of Professional Development at the Law Society said:
are once again grateful to all the teams from our local universities for their
enthusiasm and participation in this year’s client consultation competition.
to the winning team of Fallon
Burns and Dariya-Mariya Petryshyn from the Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) who go forward to the final of
the international competition in April 2023.
you to our judging panel including Colin Mitchell (Chair) from MTB law, Niall
Hargan from Carson McDowell, Ann McMahon, Law Society of Northern Ireland, and
Laura Neal from Friends of the Earth.”
left to right Dariya-Mariya Petryshyn, QUB, Colin Mitchell, Chair judging panel and Fallon Burns QUB
The winning team joined by the Judging panel
Emily McGleenon and Hayley Robinson from IPLS
Siobhan Moss and Jodie O’Reilly from the Ulster University Magee Campus
Ciara McGreevy and Kaitlin McCourt from the Ulster University Belfast Campus