Anthony Murphy, participated recently in the International Contract Negotiations Competition for trainee lawyers held in London from the 7th – 11th July 2008. Anthony was part of the two-man team that represented the Law Society of Ireland finishing 3rd overall in the competition behind South Korea and Japan. The competition is in its 10th year and attracts the brightest and best law students and trainees from around the world. Trainees must firstly compete and win their national competition before progressing to the international event. 16 countries participated in this prestigious international competition, including the US, Canada, England and Wales, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Denmark and Singapore. Anthony, from Ardnacrusha, graduated from the University of Limerick with a Law Degree (First Class Honours) and a Masters in European and Comparative Law (First Class Honours). He was also twice awarded a President’s Letter in recognition of his academic achievements. Anthony is also actively involved in developing local rugby as an under-age coach with Shannon Rugby Club and is currently working in the Business Department of Holmes O`Malley Sexton.