Interviewing, while on the surface may appear relatively simple, is an exceedingly difficult skill to master, calling for the strictest of professionalism and the upmost of tact. It is paramount in the legal profession, undertaken by solicitors on a daily basis. Competitors are required to uncover as much information from their client as possible within the space of time afforded them, while also being sympathetic to said client’s needs, expectations and concerns.
For Inexperienced Competitors:
The Complete Guide to Client Interviewing is provided here as part of the Competition Portfolio’s Practical Legal Skills Series, designed to assist students to better understand the various nuances of the competition.
The criteria on which competitors are assessed can be accessed here.