The Client Interview competition is open to all students studying a Law or Legal Studies degree.
The competition involves students in pairs acting as solicitors to interview a client. The client is a volunteer and acts out a set of facts. The two acting solicitors must use questioning to determine the client’s legal situation and then give brief advice.
One of the aims of the client interviews is to elicit secret facts. Secret facts are points in the story which the client will not reveal unless specifically asked. These may include names of other parties involved or specific events.
The Client Interview competition runs in Study Period 2. The interview period is 30 minutes. After the interview, each team will take 10 minutes to prepare a self-analysis and then get the opportunity to reflect with the judge.
The winning team will have their name engraved on a shield displayed in the law school to recognise their achievement.