The trial run is proposed for eight teams from as many Member States as possible.

Contestants are nominated by participating bars but will not be running in national teams. Instead, to enhance the transnational character of the contest, the eight teams will each be composed of three nominees from different Member States with different legal traditions, with the aim to ensure a level playing field between competitors with different levels of skills and experience.

Team members are trainee lawyers or, in jurisdictions in which initial training does not include a period of legal practice, newly qualified lawyers.

The contest will be conducted in English. Participants should be able to use it as a working language.