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6 May, 2005

English vs Irish schools in mock legal battle

Colyton Grammar School, winner of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition 2004/05, competed against St Joseph's School from Ireland, in an international version of the competition on 29 April at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

The Royal Courts of Justice.
The two schools fought their mock trial at the Royal Courts of Justice

The schools contested a theft case, judged by barrister Bernard Richmond who announced Colyton as the winners.

The aim of the competition is to provide hands on experience of the workings of the legal system. St Joseph's School, from Galway, was the winner of a mock trial competition run during what is called a 'transition year' in Ireland. This is an optional year during which there is no formal education, and instead students become involved in business and charity projects.

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