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Pupils Take the Law into their own Hands ... Quite Literally

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Last week, a group of King's pupils travelled to Southampton Combined Court to compete in the Independent Schools Mock Trial Competition.

Our two sets of barristers, Anouska R and Joss C (prosecuting), and Freya J and Cameron B (defending), competed against teams from other schools in two different cases: one concerning grievous bodily harm by throwing acid, and the other, money laundering.

Our team of witnesses (Marney D, Malaika N, Jenna K and Monica Y) played their parts admirably and our court clerks (Mattie M and Jess W) followed court procedure to the letter.

Meg J, Daphne G, Ida S-S, Oli B and Olivia T came to act as the jury in the trials of the other competing schools.

Practising judges presided over the trials and gave invaluable feedback to our competitors. Despite not progressing to the London final, the team gained an insight into this most fascinating of careers.

Mrs Streeter’s legal guidance and encouragement was much appreciated by all and we are already looking forward to taking part again next year.


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