2 Apr 2019
Winners announced for 2019 National Student Negotiation Competition
University of Law, Manchester crowned winners of CEDR’s National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2019 and University of Edinburgh crowned winners of National Student Negotiation Competition for Scotland 2019.
The CEDR Foundation held the National Final of the National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales 2019 at Cardiff University this Saturday.
From the 66 University teams from across England and Wales who entered the competition, the Grand Final saw the top 12 teams compete in three challenging negotiation scenarios, including a multi-party negotiation, a politically charged negotiation and a complex financial negotiation involving the discharge of a contract.
The winners were Heather McGuirk and Samuel Mitchell from the University of Law, Manchester. Second Place were Charlie Brook and Oliver Snelgrove from Royal Holloway, University of London, and third place were Gabrielle Wilks and Matthew Stewart from the University of Law, Leeds.
The National Champions will now go on to compete in the International Final in Tokyo, Japan in July 2019.
Earlier this month CEDR also held the Final of the National Negotiation Competition for Scotland at the University of Aberdeen. The competition was won by Lucy McCracken and Kay Cuthbertson from the University of Edinburgh who will also compete in Tokyo, Japan.
Scottish Champions: Lucy McCracken and Kay Cuthbertson from the University of Edinburgh
The National Student Negotiation Competition for England and Wales has been sponsored by the CEDR Foundation for the last 15 years and organised by CEDR since 2016. Each year over 130 competitors from law schools across the country battle to be the national champions.
Frederick Way, Head of the CEDR Foundation commented:
"We’re really proud of organising the National Student Negotiation Competition each year. We know that negotiation skills are vital for all lawyers and business people but for too long they’ve been a neglected part of university education. We want to congratulate all of the teams who competed in the competition for their display of excellent, persuasive negotiation skills."