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Law students compete in National Mediation Competition final

Law students competition Tuesday 16 February 2016

Four aspiring Law students battled it out in the final rounds of the National Student Mediation Competition, in a challenging contest against their peers.

Demi Nicholson, Amy Lee, Gabrielle Cairns and Hannah Lawton represented Liverpool Hope University in the two-day national competition, which sees teams of undergraduates go head-to-head in four rounds.

Mediation is a fast growing alternative to litigation for resolving disputes and each team was tasked with co-mediating and playing the role of parties in several scenarios.

The way they approached serious civil and commercial issues were assessed by judges and professional mediators from around the country.

Senior Professional Tutor in Law Ian Johnson said: “The competition is a perfect opportunity for students to practise their legal skills and to meet other like-minded students, legal practitioners and professional mediators in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

“The four girls acquitted themselves very well and were given some very encouraging feedback from their judges.” 

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