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Legal Skills Triathlon 2022

In May, the Junior Lawyers Division together with the University of Law held their first Legal Skills Triathlon at the University of Law, Reading campus. The format of the event consisted of three rounds of Advocacy, Negotiation and Interviewing, where each team was judged by former and current legal practitioners.

Trainee Solicitors from law firms based in the local area as well as outer Reading, and current LPC students from the University of Law, Reading Campus, were split into 8 teams. Each Trainee Solicitor was partnered with a student, therefore, exemplary teamwork skills as well as legal skills were required on the day. Fatima Bajwa, Trainee Solicitor, attended the event on behalf of Barrett and Co Solicitors and was partnered with LPC student Joella Maddin. The event was an excellent opportunity to practice presenting skills in legal scenarios either in front of ‘clients’ in the interviewing and negotiation rounds, or a District Court judge, in the advocacy round.

Fatima found the feedback from the judges extremely beneficial and will no doubt take forward the encouraging feedback and effectively utilise this in her career. During her time at the event, Fatima was also pleased to meet with fellow trainees and current students and to share her experiences during her training contract thus far. After each team had completed all three rounds, the judges then proceeded to deliberate which team won the respective awards. During the presentation of certificates, Fatima and Joella were delighted to be awarded third place runner up team and Joella to be awarded best advocate!

A massive thanks to the JLD and University of Law for organising the event and to the law firms who supported the occasion.

Further reading:

Junior Lawyers Division Conference 2021

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