At The Royal Courts of Justice, hundreds of students from 22 schools across the UK came together to compete in the final of the National Bar Mock Trial Competition 2023.
This was the first time that the finals had taken place in person since the pandemic in 2020.
The competition has given thousands of students aged 15-18 a unique insight into the legal profession. Runshaw College went head-to-head with other schools from the nation to prosecute and defend two cases tackling topical legal issues such as assault and possession with intent to supply. 11 judges, including ex-Head of Criminal Justice the Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson, judged the mock criminal trials and score students’ performances. Unfortunately, this time around Runshaw College did not win the competition, but the experience the students gained was extremely insightful into the legal profession.
Well done to all our students who took part in this competition – Will Grunstein, Georgia Brockbank, Will Johnson, Evie Roberts, Husayn Osman, Annabelle Richman, Chloe Hamer, Emily Ablett, Holly Evans, Corey Galloway, Lauren Pallant, Sophie Talbot, Fareesha Karbhari and Sam Quinn (pictured below). We wish you all the best in your studies and hope to see you all again in Law Academy events and activities for the remaining year.