Sussex students demonstrate outstanding ability in criminal advocacy junior final

First year law students at Sussex University demonstrated that the future of the legal profession is filled with outstanding talent when they competed in the Junior Criminal Advocacy final last night.

Presented with two tricky sets of papers, the students made well considered bail applications confidently and effectively in front of a panel of judges headed by James Yates, one of our trainee solicitors.

While the quality of the advocacy was high throughout – special mentions must go to the runner up, Nadia Mayer and the overall winner Isabella Hemsley-Taylor who stunned the judges with a display of outstanding advocacy.

The award was presented by Mr Yates, who commented that during a difficult time for the criminal justice system, it was encouraging to see such passion and enthusiasm for practicing criminal law.

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