Students studying law at Brighton Law School flexed their negotiating skills against each other in an effort to win a place at the regional heats of the CEDR National Negotiating Competition in London on the 22nd February.
The competition pits pairs of students against each other to negotiate a number of challenging fictional scenarios. Students have the opportunity to hone their negotiating skills not only with each other but in front of a panel of judges from local firm DMH Stallard.
The winners Ehab Ahmad and Hardeep Singh impressed judges, Jay Barnett and Neil Farrow from DMH Stallard and have also won themselves a week’s work experience at the firm. The runners up will also have a chance to take part in the regional heats as the school is entering two teams.
The regional heats will take place on 22nd February in London and teams will each take part in two negotiation scenarios. 12 teams will then progress to the National Final in Manchester, where they will participate in three new scenarios (including a three-way negotiation).
The winners of the national competition will earn the right to compete in the International Competition representing England, which is taking place in Missoula, Montana, USA at The University of Montana in 2020.