Sign Up: Client Interview Registration: Opens Friday 14 April (Week 7).
What is involved?
You are a representative of a firm who is interviewing a potential client. You only receive a few facts outlining the issue and are required to find the information from the client during an interview. From this you should establish as small report and provide some initial advice to resolve the clients’ issue. You have 40 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes with your partner to analyse all the information you have gathered, summarise the interview, state the relevant legal issues and explain the intended course of action.
You won’t be judged on the quality of advice but rather on how your conducted the interview and what information you gather.
Be dressed appropriately as if you were representing a law firm meeting a client. Introduce yourselves by shaking the clients hand and offering them a seat. All the small common courtesies help set the atmosphere. Work through the scenario with the client and finding further areas to explore. Remember, the more information you get from the client the better the advice you can give them.
This competition will be marked out of 100 points.
General Hints and Tips
For more information, refer to the Competitions Guide.
The 2016 Winners are Esther Adeyinka and Madeleine Goodsir. For the full list of finalists, please see the Competitions Honours Roll.
We acknowledge the long-term sponsor of our client interview competition, Allens, and thank them for their support.