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SmartLaw is a programme from Young Citizens.

Timeline and Locations



  • From 4th May: Register your interest to receive the Running a Mock Trial classroom pack to start preparation
  • Week beginning 7th September: Applications open
  • 9th October: Applications close (may remain open in undersubscribed areas) **APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TILL THE 23rd OCTOBER**
  • From October: Resources made available to schools whose payment has been received
  • 19th October: Virtual delivery questionnaire sent to schools. Deadline 30th October. 
  • 2nd November: Last payment deadline – all payments to be made. Schools who have not paid risk not being able to access the case.
  • Mid November: Case released to all schools who have paid.
  • 4th December: Deadline for refunded withdrawals (minus a £30 administration fee)


  • March: Local heat weekends, some will take place within school hours, others will take place on Saturdays. This will depend on what you fill out in the questionnaire.
  • May: Regional heats
  • June: National Final



*Due to the current uncertain situation, we will not be allocating you to a specific court but indicating your local areas in your application is useful so we can allocate local support to you if available.

Northern IrelandCoventry & WarwickshireSouth West London
BelfastHerefordWest London
North West and North EastWolverhamptonSouth East
BurnleyEast MidlandsGuildford – Surrey
CarlisleDerbyshireHigh Wycombe
TeessideEast of EnglandMilton Keynes
Yorkshire and the HumberBasildonNorth Hampshire
West MidlandsHighbury CornerSouth West
WorcesterEast LondonCornwall
StaffordNorth West LondonNorth Somerset
BirminghamSouth East LondonWiltshire




See FAQs 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 020 7566 4141.

Please see terms and conditions for further details.

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