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SmartLaw is a programme from Young Citizens.

Timeline and Locations

Timeline

2021

  • Before applications open: Register your interest to receive a free Running a Mock Trial classroom pack to start preparation.
  • Week beginning 12th July: Applications open.
  • 24th September: Applications close (may remain open in undersubscribed areas).
  • From September*: School guides and student guides made available to all schools.
  • 15th October: Last payment deadline – all payments to be made. Schools which have not paid by this date will not have access to the case.
  • Week beginning 18th October: Cases made available to schools which have paid.
  • 19th November: Deadline for refunded withdrawals (minus a £40 administration fee).

2022

  • January & February: Regional heat months. Most heats will take place on a Saturday. You will be notified if this is not the case.
  • April – National Final

*Team mentors: From October, we will start allocating mentors to schools who have paid; we aim to prioritise new schools. If you have not received information concerning a mentor by 10th December 2021, please assume we were unable to find you one.

Locations*

*Locations are indicative only and may change. Please see Rules for more information on our approach to venues this year.

Northern Ireland: Belfast, Derry

Scotland: Glasgow

London: Inner London, Snaresbrook

Wales: Cardiff

Yorkshire and the Humber: Leeds

West Midlands: Birmingham

East Midlands: Leicester, Nottingham

South West: Bristol, Plymouth

South East: Guildford, Maidstone, Oxford, Reading, Southampton

East of England: Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich

North West: Chester, Manchester, Preston

North East: Newcastle

 

 

NEED HELP?

See FAQs for quick answers to common questions, also see the competition’s Rules. If you have any questions about our Mock Trial Competitions, email us or call us at 020 7566 4141.

Please see terms and conditions for further details.

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