Triumph for IPLS trainees in Client Consultation Competition 2020

Amira Graham and Ross White
Pictured: Amira Graham and Ross White with team coach Ruth Craig (centre)

Trainees at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) triumphed over law students at Queen’s University Belfast to win the Northern Ireland heat of the Client Consultation Competition 2020.

Amira Graham and Ross White from the IPLS took on QUB students Taylor Derrien and Brandon Lijdsman in the competition run by the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

The contest 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 in Florida next month.

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.”

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