Y9 Law Workshop
Liverpool College is determined not to let lockdown affect the opportunities presented to its pupils. As a result, all Year 9 pupils have been given the opportunity to participate in a superb event called Magistrates Mock trial. This helps young people understand how the law touches every aspect of their lives and gain an insight into how the legal justice system works. This week, professional defence lawyer Sinead Fearson very kindly volunteered to work with a group of 35 Y9 pupils – all interested in careers in law. Ms Fearson is a Partner in the law firm RMNJ Solicitors in Liverpool and specialises in the Criminal Law Department in the magistrates court. The students were given a specially written criminal case on money laundering and Ms Fearson helped the teams prepare legal arguments for both the prosecution and defence of the accused.