Three first year Collyer’s law students have enjoyed national success in a competition run by a leading international law firm, in association with The Times national newspaper. Jessica Harrison, Alex Marshall and Maddie Ryan successfully finished in the top 20 of over 700 teams!

The competition, run by international law firm Kingsly Napley, set teams of students four tasks to complete, over a period of three months.

Collyer’s Head of Law, Janene Weymouth, explained: “The tasks challenged students in areas including: legal research, client care, problem solving and pitching for work. Each of the difficult problems meant the students had to conduct significant levels of research and analysis, requiring enormous dedication and some very late nights indeed!”

Over 293 educational establishments nationwide entered the competition. These included state, private and grammar schools. Of the 700 teams entered, only four teams made it through to the final in London in June. The Collyer’s team finished 13th overall and were delighted to be placed 4th in the country for their “pitching to client” 2 minute video!

Janene added: “Although Collyer’s did not get through to the final, they did amazingly well to finish 13th and we are so delighted to celebrate this.”

Collyer’s Deputy Principal, Steve Martell, said: “Massive congratulations to Jessica, Alex and Maddie on this astounding success on the national stage! Thanks also to Janene for her superb support. They are all an absolute credit to the Collyer’s community and we are incredibly proud of them!”

Picture: (left to right): Jessica Harrision, Janene Weymouth (Head of Law), Alex Marshall, Maddie Ryan

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