I was honoured to be asked to be a judge at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution's International Law School Mediation Competition at UCL and BPP Law School in London, which took place on 20th and 21st February 2015.

There were over 40 teams competing from the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.  Each team of 3 law students competed in 3 rounds, with each team member being a mediator, client and client's lawyer over the 3 rounds.  The highest scoring teams then competed in the semi-finals, and ultimately the final was held yesterday evening.

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the teams who competed (and also to their coaches!).  I was impressed by the standard of what I saw, and I hope that the students continue to recognise the benefits of mediation in their legal careers.