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Mock trial on a military scale

On the 19th June, law students took part in a mock trial to gain insight into the practice of the Service Prosecution Authority (SPA).

The Service Prosecuting Authority provides the independent, efficient and consistent consideration of criminal cases and offences contrary to military discipline.

The SPA mock trial, which took place in the Law School’s moot court, was aimed at law students of all levels wanting a taste of life as a barrister/advocate.

Attendees included students, member of staff Anjali Kemwal as juror, a visiting Major (as the prosecution) and  Lt Colonel (as the defence), as well as a real district judge.

The event was a complete success with the defence achieving acquittal for their client and student advocates gaining valuable experience in preparing opening speeches, cross examination and re-examination of witnesses.