Aberdeen University retains national competition title

(L-R): Kieran and Craig

The University of Aberdeen has come out on top in a national competition that sees the best of Scotland’s student legal talent pit their wits against each other.

Law students Craig Wilson and Kieran McLaughlin battled it out against teams from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Strathclyde universities to win the National Negotiation Competition, which was held recently in Edinburgh.

It is the second year running that the university’s law school has won the competition, and a team from this year’s Diploma class will now go on to represent Scotland at the International Negotiation Competition, to be held in Switzerland in July.

Reflecting on their experience at the competition, Kieran said: “We both knew that we were well prepared and above all else we were well trained. I wouldn’t say that we expected to win but I think that we both knew we stood as good a chance as anybody else. When we came out of the final negotiation, we both felt quietly confident and thankfully the judges agreed that we deserved to win.”

Craig added: “Naturally, we were delighted to have won the Scottish competition and thrilled to have come out on top against such strong opposition.”

Both Craig and Kieran are studying for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Kieran has secured a traineeship with Brodies LLP in Aberdeen. Craig, meanwhile, will undertake his traineeship with DLA Piper in Edinburgh.

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