05 Feb

Independent Schools Mock Bar Trial

On Saturday 27th January, fifteen girls arrived at Birmingham Crown Court to prosecute and defend two criminal cases. Barristers Makeda and Anushna for the defence, with Nimhara and Tvisha for the prosecution made excellent opening and closing speeches as well as cross-examining witnesses. Beth, Roni, Taran and Abdea performed well as witnesses, giving a convincing portrayal of their characters. Maimuna and Naomi, ensured the proceedings ran smoothly, as Court Clerk and Usher respectively. Anya, Olivia, Lauren, Anisa and Laura completed the team as jurors. The day was a valuable insight into the legal profession and an excellent opportunity to develop public speaking skills. Well done to all the girls involved!