Business & Law students ready for their mock trial

Our Business & Law Year 1 students enjoyed demonstrating their legal expertise at a Moot Court event. They put their case forward to our Acting Judge for the day, Paralegal Natalie Brown from the University of Derby.

Students researched the Post Office Scandal and shared their understanding of what went wrong and what could have been avoided as part of their English Legal System unit. They focused on Criminal Law, the Legal Professionals who would normally trial this type of case, and the relevant legislations necessary to win and appeal the case.

Judge Brown was so impressed with both groups’ professionalism and how well they researched the case that her verdict came back a draw.

The Moot Court event, which simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal against a final decision), will count towards learners’ work experience hours. Students also get the opportunity to be lawyers, barristers and jurors.

Two Law students with a paralegal

Natalie took time out to help the Law students with their unit, explaining legislation linked to their assignments and answering questions about her legal experience. She is an experienced paralegal who has spent years working within data protection law, regulatory law, and professional discipline. Natalie is passionate about educating members of the public about the law and their rights. She is the author of Students Private Renting Guide, a guide written to educate students about housing rights. Natalie has plans to return to education to complete the Bar Course to enable her to practice as a Barrister.

Natalie is passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She currently provides mentorship to mentees through Bridging Barriers, a charity empowering young people aged 16-25 from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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