Client Interviewing Competition
What is client interviewing?
Working in a team of two, competitors will be required a brief memo in advance of a mock interview of a ‘client’ facing a particular legal problem, with the aim of establishing the issues at hand, and responding with the appropriate advice accordingly.
After the interview, there will be a shorter post-interview period, during which time the competitors will be expected to discuss their performance in the interview, and decide what their ‘plan of action’ would be going forward, as if it were a real case. Competitors will be judged against numerous criteria, including the establishment of an effective professional relationship, and their ability to assist the client to make an informed decision.
Why client interview?
The Client Interviewing Competition is a chance to practice many of the inter-personal and team-work skills that will be required for a job in any walk of life. In addition to this, Client Interviewing offers the chance to develop and improve the skills of competitors to ascertain and process information and offer advice accordingly to their 'client' in sometimes difficult and emotional situations - something lawyers, and other professionals, may have every day. The competition provides valuable skills such as teamwork, public-speaking and time-management which will be valuable in any career.
If you have any questions about the competition, please don't hestitate to contact our dedicated Client Interviewing Committee.
Competition Winners & Runners up for 2020
Bradley Cohen and Molly Mackay
Holly Whittaker and Kate Lee
Hannah Cass and Rose Brighty
Jess Price and Jordan Phelps
Client Interviewing Committee