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University of Kent: Law Department

University of Kent Law Department

Sixth form Law students were invited to the University of Kent’s Law department to see many of their advocates battle it out in their court room chambers in various mock trials. Year 13 Law students were involved in a civil dispute case between a hotel company and a customer. Year 12 Law students were in the viewing docks where

they saw advocates for both defence and prosecution in a case involving a Grievous Bodily Harm case between two individuals.

All the trials were with actors involved in the cases and giving statements and being questioned in the courtroom environment. The judges were played by active barristers, one of the lead lecturers of the University of Kent and also an actual judge from Canterbury Magistrates. Overall, this was a great experience for our students to have a small insight into how actual courtrooms are and the work involved to provide suitable representation for clients.