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May 2016

NZ Team wins Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition for 7th Time

The New Zealand team, made up of Eve Bain and Fayez Shahbaz from Victoria University of Wellington, has won the International Client Consultation Competition that took place 27-30 April in Windsor, Canada. This is the seventh time in 19 years that New Zealand has won this event.

This year’s competition was hosted by the University of Windsor and the Canadian Client Consultation Committee. Nineteen countries took part, and the theme was “Matrimonial Issues”.

Fayez Shahbaz and Eve Bain of VUW winners of 2016 Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition








Coach Associate Professor Selene Mize, from the Otago Law School, accompanied the team and assisted with training sessions leading up to the event. She says the competition provides an important opportunity for law students to interact with those from other countries, and to tackle challenging client counselling situations that greatly improve their skills.

The VUW team had previously won the Russell McVeagh National Client Interviewing Competition entitling them to represent NZ at this event.

Law Foundation funded the team’s costs associated with taking part in the event, including the training, to the value of $15,000.