The High Sheriff spent an informative day in Wolverhampton Crown Courts today. He sat in Court 3 to hear the prosecution and defence present their cases of the DPP V Fisher. The roles were taken by school students from Oldbury Academy and Wolverhampton Girls School, 2 of the 8 schools competing throughout the day.
Prosecution, Defence, Usher, Witnesses, and Defendant all displayed high quality of understanding of the case in question, the legal and court proceedings.
Magistrates, court managers and volunteers all gave of their time to make the competition run smoothly and give the students a realistic experience of court procedure, the complexity of the giving of evidence and the roles of those delivering justice.
Children, Parents and Teachers all escorted and supported the students as they competed for the winning medals and the opportunity to represent the region at the National Finals in Birmingham’s Victoria Law Courts in June. There will also be an award for Court Artists which The High Sheriff is looking forward to.
The winners of the regional final were King Edwards and the High Sheriff presented them with their medals.
Certificate winners pictures are here
Pictures by Court Volunteer Lauren Iqbal.
West Midlands Magistrates Mock Trial Regional Competition is supported by