Negotiation News 2013

Boyes Turner Negotiation Competition

2012/13 saw the Boyes Turner Negotiation Competition move forward under a new training team, headed by Rachel Fitzpatrick, one of the firm’s partners. The Law School was also delighted to welcome Helen Burnell, an alumnus of Reading and current trainee at Boyes Turner, as part of this year’s training team. 40 second and final year students benefitted from an interactive training seminar in November 2012 and went on to compete in the internal competition in February 2013. This year’s competition was won by Harriet Brooker and Nicholas Villalta, who tied for first place with Denzyl Siaw and Daniel Williams. All four students went on to compete in the regional rounds of the national negotiation competition and have received the valuable prize of work placements with Boyes Turner. The Law School is grateful to Boyes Turner for the opportunities offered to Reading University students and looks forward to working with the new team again next year.

Norton Rose Commercial Negotiation Competition 

Once again, the Law School was very pleased to welcome the Learning and Development team from Norton Rose to deliver training on the skills involved in commercial negotiation in October 2012. As ever, the training, which offers places for 40 second and final year students, was oversubscribed.

Norton Rose hosted a commercial negotiation competition at the Law School in January 2013, judged by an impressive panel of practitioners from Dell, Intel, Oracle and Shire. Recent Reading graduate and current trainee at Norton Rose, Liz McArthur, returned with the graduate recruitment team to provide an informative session for current students on life as a trainee at Norton Rose and the opportunities offered by the firm. The 2013 competition was won by Josephine Healy and Besma Kasmi, who both received work placements with Norton Rose. For the third year, David Hudson, VP and Regional General Counsel, EMEA, for Oracle, offered a work placement for the best runner up, who this year, was Harriet Brooker.

The Law School is extremely grateful to Norton Rose, and particularly to Mike Rebeiro, Reading alumnus and Head of Technology at Norton Rose, for their continued support of this training programme