Brighton to submit two winning law teams to this year’s national CEDR competition.
In their first semester, 24 of our law students from across all our law courses took part in an annual regional negotiations competition to determine who would go forward to represent Brighton at the national and international competition. The final took place on Tuesday 14 December with four pairs competing with judges Jay Barnett and Romy Cross from local law firm, DMH Stallard.
Ellie Andrews and Teghan Morison were judged winners by DMH Stallard, and have won a week’s work experience at DMH Stallard, that could contribute towards their qualifying work experience needed to become a lawyer, and a place in the national CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) competition in March 2022.
Runners up, Hannah Cox and Shyann Sheehy, performed so well that we will be entering two teams this year, so our runners up will also be joining their fellow students at the national competition.
Jay Barnett, Commercial Associate at DMH Stallard said: “Working with the University of Brighton is always a pleasure and it’s always great to see the dedication and commitment of the students who take part in the negotiation competition”
The annual CEDR negotiation competition is intended to find the best pair of student negotiators from England and Wales to represent their countries at the International Negotiation Competition Final in summer 2022. Our students will be competing against over 60 university teams!
This event starts each academic year with a series of workshops in the evening for the negotiations competition, then heats that decide who will go through to the final.
The students are given detailed case studies that can be in different areas of law. This year they covered family, land and contract law in the negotiations. Negotiation skills are crucial to future lawyers, as many disputes do not go to court but instead are settled by way of a negotiated agreement. In addition they are invaluable skills to have in any future job.
Good luck to our teams in March!