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A team of two solicitors are tasked with striking a deal with the opposing team to achieve their client’s desired outcome. Both teams will negotiate over a number of points, using any bargaining chips they have, before (hopefully) coming to a conclusion that everyone can agree on.

What makes this competition interesting is that while every competitor is given access to the same general facts, both teams are also given a number of secret facts. Maybe your client has things they don’t want the other side to know about, or wants you to aim for a particular outcome. Whatever the case, follow your client’s instructions as best as you can, and don’t let the other team get the upper hand!

This competition is great for improving students’ team working and people skills. It also requires no specific legal experience, and doesn’t require you to have previous experience in negotiation.

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