Congratulations to Frank Wall, trainee solicitor at Holmes O’Malley Sexton for winning the National Negotiation Competition.
On Friday 11 May 2012, a team of Law Society of Ireland trainee solicitors, Frank Wall and Deirdre Toner, won the National Negotiation Competition held at King’s Inns. They competed against five other teams from the King’s Inns, Law Society of Ireland and NUI Maynooth to unanimously claim the national cup. Frank and Deirdre had to initially compete against approximately 14 other teams to be one of the two teams that went on to represent the Law Society of Ireland at the National Negotiation Competition held at King’s Inns.
As the national winners they will now proceed to represent the Republic of Ireland at the International Negotiation Competition hosted by the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queens University Belfast from 3 – 7 July 2012.
The International Negotiation Competition in July is a law student competition in which a team of two law students representing a party/client negotiates either an international transaction or the resolution of an international dispute with an opposing team of two law students. It is expected that teams from Australia, Canada, Denmark, England and Wales, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, and the USA will take part in the 2012 competition.
Photograph: Frank Wall (HOMS trainee) is pictured with Deirdre Toner and Jane Moffatt (Course Manager, Law Society of Ireland).