On Wednesday 11 October four Year 13 students took part in a legal London trip, organised by Dr Mary Malecka. Students visited the Central Criminal Court and met with Her Honour Judge Judy Khan KC, before observing Her Honour as part of a criminal trial, where she gave directions to the jury on key points of the law. After lunch in Hall at Inner Temple, students met with The Honourable Mister Justice Derek Sweeting KC in the Royal Courts of Justice, going on to observe a cross examination in a civil trial presided over by Dexter Dias KC, sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court. The day ended with a visit to the law library at Lincoln’s Inn and a Q&A, with the Director of Education Services Middle Temple and obligatory trying on of the barrister’s wigs.
It was such a valuable experience for our aspiring lawyers and we are very grateful to Dr Mary Malecka for organising such key opportunities for them.