Our mock trials are a fun, interactive way for you to deepen your understanding of how the criminal legal system works in the UK. It can also strengthen your UCAS Law application. Save 15% when booking two trials!
Learn how every step of a criminal trial process works, including how to address the Judge and call witnesses to the stand.
You'll see how Barristers are briefed ahead of trials and, if acting as the Barrister, use this information to prepare your case.
You'll receive the witness' briefing paper and use this information to work out what to say if you're playing the key role of witness.
The Judge will rule at the end of the trial. Will you come out on top?
The trial coordinator will provide valuable feedback and advice.
Draw upon your experience in applications and interviews.
It was brilliant […] The students seemed very engaged and Tommy was spot on; incredibly knowledgeable but also very clear in his explanations and facilitating.
Assistant Head of Churcher's College
We offer two different trial experiences: Regina vs Mullarkey and Regina vs Mason. Learn more about them below. Each one is totally unique. When you book both, you will save 15% on the total cost.
Two Mock Trials
Our two Mock Trial cases are:
Regina vs Mullarkey. In this case you will be considering questions of intent, what can be established as fact, and any mitigating circumstances.
Regina vs Mason. This case is not straightforward and will turn on whether the prosecution can prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Proceedings Explained
Join our virtual Crown Court to experience the inner workings of a criminal trial. You’ll learn how trials are structured, and work as a team. It’s a fun way to strengthen your understanding of the law, see whether you enjoy the preparation work before trials, and build your Law Personal Statement.
Prepare For Trial
Before the trial starts, you’ll receive a set of instructions that reflects the way that Solicitors usually brief Barristers. You’ll need to use this information to prepare for the role that you’ll simulate in the trial, whether that’s as a barrister or a witness.
Join The Virtual Crown Court
On the day, you’ll log in to our virtual Crown Court and meet our Judge. You’ll get a reminder about how criminal trials are structured and then introduce yourself to everyone. The Judge will walk everyone through the structure and you’ll be able to observe and interact when it’s your time to role-play. At the end of the trial, the Judge will tell you what the Jury has decided and give you feedback.
Ask Us Anything
Once the mock trial has come to a close, the Tutor will be available to answer any questions you have about studying law. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what studying law is really like, or simply ask them to share their career goals.
Build Your Legal CV
This mock trial offers a number of opportunities for you to enhance your Personal Statement, including:
I learnt how to form a coherent argument and summarise the most valuable points... I’ve found it incredibly useful in learning more about how a trial is carried out in the UK.
We answer some frequently asked questions about our mock trials
Is a mock trial a debate?
Mock trials are a bit more complicated than debates and involve cross examination, opening/closing speeches and objection statements.
What does a mock trial teach you?
A mock trial teaches you to present your ideas in public and to assess, examine and criticise information. It also gives you a realistic idea of what working in a courtroom entails.
Will it look good on applications?
We thin so! We encourage you to include the experience in your personal statements and on your CVs.
Can I take part as a non-law student?
Of course! No legal knowledge is required and you will be sent all the information you need before the trial begins.
Does TLP work with the Law Society?
Yes! We work with the Law Society of England & Wales and the Bar Council.
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