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SmartLaw is a programme from Young Citizens.

Timeline and Locations

Timeline

2020

  • From 11th May: Register your interest to receive a free Running a Mock Trial classroom pack to start preparation
  • 6th July: Applications open
  • 18th September: Applications close (may remain open in undersubscribed areas)
  • From September*: Resources and cases made available to schools whose payment has been received
  • 5th October: Allocations confirmed and communicated to schools whose payment has been received
  • 16th October: Last payment deadline – all payments to be made. Schools who have not paid by this date risk losing a place to a reserve school.
  • 16th November: Deadline for refunded withdrawals (minus a £30 administration fee)

2021

  • 16th/23rd/30th January & 6th February: Regional heat weekends, all taking place on Saturday.
  • End of March – National Final

*Barrister mentors: From September, we will start allocating barrister mentors to schools who have paid; we aim to prioritise new schools. If you have not received information concerning a barrister mentor by 10th December 2020, please assume we were unable to find you one.

Locations*

*Due to the current uncertain situation, the locations listed here are provisional and may change depending on court availability. We will endeavour to place you in a heat that is close to your school but it may not be in the court you initially chose during application.  

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 FAQ’s for quick answers to common questions and also the competitions Rules. If you have any questions about our Mock Trial Competitions, email us or call us at 02075664141.

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