28 Feb 2018
Negotiators of the Future
Finalists announced for the CEDR National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2018
CEDR is delighted to announce today the 12 Finalists for the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2018.
Over two weekends, 72 teams from universities across the country competed to negotiate two challenging fictitious negotiation scenarios. The teams were judged by panels of lawyers, business people and legal academics on skills such as planning, teamwork and bargaining. Twelve teams have gone through to the National Final in March and these finalists will also receive a complimentary Negotiation Skills training course from CEDR on the 10th March. The National winners will receive a cash prize and entry to the International Competition as the representatives for England and Wales against teams from across the world. This year, the International Final will be hosted by England and Wales in Cardiff, but previous finals have seen contestants travel as far as the US, Australia and Singapore
The 12 National Finalists are:
• University of Law, Bloomsbury – Ellen Crow and Arnelle Michael
• Cardiff University – Charles Wilson and Sophie Rudd
• University of Law, Chester – Mitchell Paul and Emily Potter
• University of Law, Leeds – Harriet Johnson and Lydia Bonnefoy-Jenkinson
• University of Leicester - Quinn Gelmon and Micah Remedios
• University of Lincoln - Niamh McDonagh and Daniel Jeffrey
• Northumbria University – Sophie Land and Alexander-James Calder
• University of Plymouth – Sophi Carroll and Oliver Tuck
• University of Reading – Annabel Barons and Tansy Stephenson
• Royal Holloway, University of London – Lily Hossini and Henriette Warwick
• University of York = Aishah Bashar and Gertruda Narkeviciute
• UCL – Joshua Hearn and Michael Utama
Frederick Way, Lead Organiser of the Competition said about it: “It is always a great pleasure to organise the National Student Negotiation Competition and get to work with the next generation of negotiators. As experts in negotiation, we were really impressed this year to see so many excellent negotiation skills, building relationships, understanding the other side and making effective offers from so many teams. Congratulations to all the finalists.”
CEDR has sponsored and organised this annual competition for over 15 years, assisted by co-sponsors The University of Law, who are the regional hosts of all locations bar London; which this year took place at CEDR. This competition is focused on facilitating the next generation of lawyers to hone their skills. We are now in an era where most disputes which lawyers face, do not end up in the courts, and are instead settled by some form of compromise between the parties; making negotiation skills more vital than ever.
The art of negotiation is not a simple skill, but CEDR as experts in this field offer a range of innovative skills programmes centred on negotiation skills for business. The National Student Negotiation Competition is one of many activities part of CEDR’s foundation work, looking at innovation and research in the area of conflict, as part of its not-for-profit work. CEDR's foundation activities complement CEDR's services and seek to bring about public benefit.
Frederick Way, Negotiation Consultant, CEDR Foundation Manager & Mediator
t: 020 7536 6000