Courtroom challenge for would-be lawyers

Hot on the heels of last week’s Law Pathway evening event (5 June), last Thursday Lower Sixth students took part in a mock cross-examination based on a real-life murder case. Past Reigate College student and practising barrister Kaj Scarsbrook donned his court wig to play judge on how they questioned the accused and a key witness after reading their statements.  

Law teacher Greg Saunders-Griffin said, “I’m always keen to find ways to bring the Law curriculum alive, and Kaj’s courtroom scenario did just that.  After a group exercise, Kaj then gave our students feedback on their questioning and interrogation technique.  They found the whole session eye-opening and informative.

“We’re so grateful to Kaj for giving us his time to run this very special activity as well as talking about the road to becoming a criminal barrister and how his job works in practice.”

Greg and Kaj were peers at Carrington School before studying together at Reigate College and were delighted to be reunited at the recent Law Pathway event. 

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