15th March 2012
Joe England, a Pupil at 3PB, has been appointed to the Working Party for the Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial Competition. The Working Party will help to plan and coordinate the nationwide competition, involving over 90 Judges, 300 Barristers and 2000 school students. The Citizenship Foundation Bar Mock Trial Competition (See link) requires students in key stage 4 to prepare and deliver a full criminal trial, which is then assessed by Judges over a course of regional heats before the national final. Joe will also be visiting one school as an Advocacy Coach, to help the students prepare for their competition rounds. This pro bono work builds on Joe’s previous roles as a volunteer with the Citizenship Foundation Magistrates Mock Trial Competition and as Kaplan Law School’s Director of Volunteers within the Magistrates competition.
Joe joins 3PB following previous employment as a Court Clerk to HHJ Hallon and HHJ Richardson, and notably having achieved First Class Honours in BA English Literature, Outstanding on the BPTC and the award for Best Advocate at Kaplan Law School.
Also as part of the Bar Mock Trial Competition, 3PB’s David Richards and Richard Wheeler recently mentored local participating schools and organised a mock trial between two local colleges (News article here).