NI: Legal trainees bound for Canada after competition win

Two trainees from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) have triumphed in the regional heat of the Louis M. Brown and Forrest S. Mosten International Client Consultation Competition

Ellen Forester and Nichola Coghlan came top in the contest, which was held at Law Society House in Belfast on Friday.

MTB Partner Colin Mitchell acted as a Judge in the competition. A role that he has undertaken for the last 7 years.

The annual competition, which is organised and hosted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, included teams from the School of Law at Ulster University and Queens University and the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and the Graduate School of Professional Legal Education.

Ms Forester and Ms Coghlan will now go on to represent Northern Ireland in the international finals to be held in Canada in April 2016.

According to Colin, “The standard this year was exceptionally high. I would like to congratulate the winners who performed admirably on the day”.


Pictured (l-r): Actress Laine Megaw, Nichola Coghlan, competition judge Colin Mitchell, Ellen Forester, and competition judge David Gaston

MTB Solicitors wish every success to the winning team as they prepare for international finals.