16 March 2021
Trainee Solicitors set for International Competition
Two Trainee Solicitors from the Institute of
Professional Legal Studies are celebrating after winning the national heat of
the Client Consultation Competition.
The competition which is organised by the Law Society of Northern
Ireland and held annually, provides an opportunity for law students to
participate in mock client solicitor interviews.
The theme for this year’s regional and international competition is
Human Rights as they affect Women and Children with a specific focus on Human
This year’s competition was hosted virtually with teams from the
undergraduate Schools of Law from Ulster University at Jordanstown and Ulster
University at Magee and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies participated
in the competition.
Each team was assessed on a range of skills sets including how they
conducted a client interview, built rapport with the client and analysed and assessed
their specific needs.
This year’s winning team were trainee solicitors Robert
Bellingham and Rebecca Lucas from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies
who were coached by Ruth Craig and Stuart Harper.
Robert and Rebecca will now represent Northern Ireland at the
international Brown and Mosten International Client Consultation
The prestigious competition will be hosted “virtually” by the. Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at
Swansea University, Wales from 6- 10 April 2021.
The Society wishes Robert and Rebecca every success
in the international competition.