5th March 2003




Law students Paul Verrico and Peter Ward have added another prestigious award to their competition haul.


The pair won the National Client Interviewing Shield as they finished second to Reading University in the finals of the National Client Interviewing competition at the weekend.


In the process they finished ahead of universities such as City, College of Law Chester, College of Law York, University College London and King’s College London.


“This strong field gives an indication of the high standard set on the day,” said a spokesman for the University of Lincoln, where the pair are currently completing

their law degrees.


Last year Paul and Peter won the National Negotiation Competition, represented

England in the international event and finished as runners up in the Blackstone’s Moot final.


The National Client Interviewing Competition is an annual contest for law

students in interviewing and counselling skills which centres on a simulated

law office interview.


Working in teams of two, law students interview and advise a ‘client’. The competition requires students not merely to know the law relating to a particular subject matter, but also to employ effective interviewing techniques and to be aware of a variety of considerations which they might not otherwise appreciate as law students.


“The award indicates the high level of knowledge learnt at our time at the university,” said Peter, who added that they can now pass this knowledge on to students at Grimsby College where the pair teach business and law.


Paul Verrico is 26 and lives in Turner Street, Kirton in Lindsey. Peter Ward is 25 and lives in Broughton near Brigg.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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