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National success for law

27 March 2012

CLAWS - National client success WebRhiannon Hughes (left) and Marina Kaur-Channing celebrate legal success

Two Cardiff Law School students have proved they’re the best in the country by winning a prestigious legal prize.

Final year law students Rhiannon Hughes and Marina Kaur-Channing scooped the National Client Interviewing Competition which saw 24 universities from across England and Wales compete for the prestigious legal prize.

The students had to learn to conduct client interviews in the area of Employment Law and also get to grips with this new area of law, from scratch. The theme of the competition was Employers and Employees, and the students had to answer questions relating to this area.

Final year student Marina Kaur-Channing said; "I entered the Client Interviewing Competition because I wanted the opportunity to develop my interviewing technique.

"The competition itself was fantastic - we really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet law students from other universities.

"I have gained so many skills from participating, and would strongly recommend the competition to anyone who is considering entering next year."

The students were assisted in their preparations for the competition by staff at the Law School’s Centre for Professional Legal Studies.

The students will now represent England and Wales in Dublin in April, where the international competition is being hosted by the Law Society of Ireland. They will compete against about 20 countries, including Commonwealth countries, Finland, Holland and Kazakhstan.

Julie Price, Cardiff Law School, said: "It's a particularly significant achievement for our students because they were also competing against students on the professional legal training courses such as LPC, BPTC and GDL in the area of Employment Law."

The Cup was presented to the Cardiff team by Graham Robson who is the Chair of the England/Wales Competition. The Law School received £1,000 from the Law Society of England and Wales towards travel for the international competition.

The students also received £250 each from the Law Society of England and Wales as personal prize money.

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