Two students on the University of Aberdeen Diploma in Professional Legal Practice course will represent Scotland in an international competition this summer after winning the national event.

Katrina Hall and Alexander Owen won through against teams from the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Strathclyde at the Scottish National DPLP Negotiation competition on 1 April.

The teams had to conduct mock negotiation exercises relating to partnership and lease disputes and were scored across the two scenarios on their preparation, conduct of the negotiation and post-negotiation reflection.

The Aberdeen pair will now participate in the online International Negotiation Competition, hosted by the National University of Singapore and the Singapore International Mediation Institute from 28 June-3 July.

DPLP tutors Linda Fyffe and Jo Hardie, and Dr Susan Stokeld, coached the team. Dr Stokeld commented: "We are all extremely proud of Katrina and Alexander, who have worked really hard to get through to the International Negotiation Competition. I am sure they will do the university – and Scotland – proud when they compete this summer."