Year 7 Law Talk

Year 7 pupils from Brook’s and Butler’s enjoyed a valuable talk about Law this week. Beth Wheatley, a lawyer for Bentley Motors, defined the principal job roles of a lawyer and addressed the misconceptions derived about the profession. She explained the multiple types of law practitioner, both established and up-and-coming (following the rise of the digital age). Beth went on to explain to the pupils her specific role as a lawyer in commercial litigation and the essential skills and attributes required to be successful in the profession such as attention to detail, resilience, the ability to articulate yourself clearly, determination and problem solving. This group of Y7 pupils will be invited to participate in a Law event next term where they will be able to develop their public speaking skills by taking the roles of judges, lawyers and witnesses as they try real cases in a ‘mock’ trial. Details to follow!

Mrs Doran