Sixth Form Law Students in Mock Trial

Jun 28, 2023




Sixth Form Law Students in Mock Trial


On Tuesday, two groups of keen sixth form law students took part in mock trials in the school theatre to test their advocacy skills.

The trial scenario was based on a real life murder trial nicknamed the ‘Brighton Trunk Murders’, which took place in the 1930s.

Students took on various roles (and in some cases, wigs!) within the proceedings. These included – a judge to command and keep the trial in order; a defendant charged with murder; prosecution and defence barristers and solicitors; five witnesses including a Detective Chief Inspector and a Pathologist; and a jury of 12 to decide the verdict.

This was a fantastic opportunity for our law students to experience the workings of a court and gain a thorough understanding of the roles of various participants in a real trial.

Throughout the morning, students were joined by ex-Vandyke law student Georgia Hing, who now works in a legal role at Samsung. Following the mock trial, Georgia spent time with the students, discussing her current role and career path. A really valuable morning for our law students.



Post by Vicky Hunt