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3rd Jul, 2022

KES legal eagles aim to fly high at London's Old Bailey

LEGAL eagles from King Edward VI School will be hoping to soar when they appear at the Old Bailey in London.

The Stratford school’s team will take part in the final of the Bar National Mock Trial at the country’s most famous courts after their success in the regional heat of the competition held at Birmingham Crown Court.

They will face teams from schools across the UK who will prosecute and defend two specially written criminal cases.

Taking on the role of prosecution barristers will be Lily Frost, Will Tomblin-Shaw, William West and Sophia Russell, and defending will be Rob Maundrill, Ellen Gill, Luke Hayward, Maiya James.

Witnesses include Joe Hussain, Charlotte Prince, Freddie Heynes, Tom Holmes, Tom Hodson, Tobias Bretschneider, Findlay Douglas and Sean Mata.

And Bodizsar Kordas, Harriet Angell will be court clerks.

Deputy headmaster Thomas Walton said: “I am enormously proud of the team’s achievement.

“Their success in reaching the national final is well deserved given the commitment they have shown preparing for the competition since September.

“They have all gained a great deal from taking part in the competition and have developed their public speaking skills as well as gaining a good knowledge of the British legal system. It has been a great experience for them.”

The final takes place on Saturday March 21.

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