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Two second year law students at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics were joint winners of the South West Regional of the Client Interviewing Competition for England and Wales.

The competition, which took place in February 220, attracted entries from over 34 UK law schools.

The Client Interviewing Competition was hosted by the University of South Wales, and although a few teams withdrew because of Storm Dennis, the Cardiff team of Robert Wells (Law and Politics) and Sasha Poole (Law) managed to beat off stiff competition from eight other universities, including Birmingham and Exeter.

The legal subject matter for this year’s competition is ‘damage to property: civil law’, requiring students to get to grips with varying aspects of law including nuisance, negligence and trespass. In addition, the competition tests their communication and people skills.

The team was due to progress to the National Final which hosted University College London on Saturday 14th March, to compete against 11 other law school teams from all over England and Wales. The winning team in that Final would then represent England and Wales in the International Client Counselling Competition, this year in Florida, which involves about 24 countries. As the Covid-19 virus has significantly impacted international travel and large events, the final has been postponed.

For further information on the competition, please click here.

Emma Waddingham

Emma Waddingham

Editor, Legal News

Emma Waddingham is the Editor & Founder of Legal News. She is a seasoned legal editor and journalist and experienced marketing & events consultant, working almost exclusively with the UK legal sector.