5 Mar 2019
7 Remaining Teams for 2019 National Student Negotiation Competition Announced
The CEDR Foundation is pleased to announce a further 7 teams for the Final of the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2019.
On Saturday 02 March, 36 teams from Universities and Law Schools across the country competed in 3 separate heats in Bristol, Leeds and Chester in front of panels of judges made up of lawyers, business leaders and CEDR mediators.
The weekend previous, 30 teams competed in London for the first 5 places in the National Final.
The seven teams going through to the Final from the Bristol, Leeds and Chester regionals are:
Keele University – Fazia Ahmed and William Noble
University of Law, Manchester – Heather McGuirk and Samuel Mitchell
University of Plymouth – Ryan Shears and Aimee O’Halloran
University of Exeter – Barney Clark and Max Carter
University of Law, Leeds – Gabrielle Wilks and Matthew Stewart
University of Law, Leeds – May Martin and Lorna Mashongamhende
Cardiff University – Myles Constant and Miles Farrell
These seven teams will be joined by winners from the London regional heat, Brighton University, University of Law, Moorgate, Royal Holloway, University of Winchester and University College London which took place on 23 February, in the Grand Final on 30 March at Cardiff University. The National Champions will win the right to compete at the International Final in Tokyo, Japan in July 2019.
All 12 finalists will be invited to CEDR’s HQ for a day of comprehensive and internationally leading negotiation training before competing in the final.
CEDR has organised and supported the National Negotiation Competition for several years. As well as organising the competition, CEDR provides free online negotiation training for all participating students and a one day masterclass in Negotiation for the 24 National Finalists.
Frederick Way, Head of CEDR Foundation said: “We always enjoy seeing the calibre of students competing in the National Student Negotiation Competition. This year, it was great to see so many students using effective listening skills; coming up with creative solutions and avoiding “show me the money” style tactics. The competition is part of the CEDR Foundation’s commitment to helping the next generation of lawyers and businesspeople to develop the conflict management skills they need for modern business.”