The Mock Trial Competitions are our longest-running active learning experiences. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided unparalleled exposure to the judicial system, its venues and access to senior legal professionals.

We’ve been supplying our youngest citizens with specially written cases (plus the wigs and gowns) so they can try the law against their peers in courthouses around the UK.

Magistrates' Court Mock Trial

The Magistrates' Court Mock Trial competition is for 12-14 year olds from non-fee paying schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Find out more including entry dates and the location of your nearest heat.

Bar Mock Trial

This is open to 15-18 year olds from non-fee paying schools in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Read more about the Bar Mock Trial competition including entry dates and the location of your nearest heat.

Independent Schools Mock Trial

The Independent Schools Mock Trial competition replicates the Bar Mock Trial competition with 15-18 year olds, however it is for fee-paying schools only. We coordinate regional heats based on school interest. See if we’re running an event in your area or register your interest today.

“It has been a really satisfying experience to have been given the privilege of making a positive contribution to the lives of these dedicated and hard-working young people.” 
Richard Gray, Barrister