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Sophie Quinton-Carter - Bar Mock Trial Alumna

 

"Like every criminal practitioner who can't help themselves, I'll tell you a story about my experience at the regional finals of the competition in Nottingham. My team were defending a criminal damage case; defendant accused of spraying graffiti, one single prosecution witness. "So you told the court you saw the defendant spraying graffiti on the station wall?" I began. "No I didn't actually see it," came the reply from the opposing team's witness. Panic set in. This was not how things were supposed to go. To this day I have no idea whether her response came from final round nerves, or a simple error of communication. Finally coming back to reality and sensing victory, I paused, "No further questions…" and sat down."

 

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