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The Nottingham Law School Client Interviewing Competition 2022

Nottingham Law School hosted it's Client Interviewing Competition in 2022 and Matthew Taylor and Sid Ali Boutellis were announced as the winners.

NLS Client Interviewing Competition Winners 2022
Judges and Finalists (Left to Right): Jade, Matthew, Sid, Ruvin, Oli and Callum.

Nottingham Law School hosted it's Client Interviewing Competition 2022 which concluded on 1 December. 18 students were involved in the competition who were from both the undergraduate level who were studying the LLB course and postgraduate level who were studying wither the LPC, BTC, PGDL or LLM courses.

The competition ended when the winners, Matthew Taylor and Sid Ali Boutellis from the Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), were announced. Also finishing as the runners up were Ruvin Caldera and Oli Livingstone from the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

The competition began with an information training session on 2 November, which was followed by a practice round, a first round, semi-finals and then the final in the last week of the competition. The winning pair will go on to represent NTU at a National Client Interviewing Competition next term.

This year's competition was run by Megan Shirley, a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School she was joined by two guest judges for the final; Jade Beales from Associate Solicitor in Commercial Litigation at Nelsons and Callum Scott, a Solicitor at NLS Legal.

I was extremely impressed by the standard of this year's competition.  The students displayed a very good awareness of what makes a successful client interview and displayed some impressive skills not only in advising the client on their legal position, but also in showing understand and empathy for the client's situation. I have high hopes for our chances in the national competition!

Megan Shirley

Published on 1 December 2022
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