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Conducting a Trial in the Magistrates' Court

This interactive course involves preparation for and participation in a mock criminal trial in the Magistrates’ Court.  Delegates will undertake various advocacy roles and will be given guidance and feedback throughout from the trainer.


This course is suitable for both new and aspiring entrants to the profession looking to conduct court work.  It stands alone but also builds on the learning acquired from management courses.

It is also suitable for trainee solicitors who have completed the advocacy module of the PSC with intentions of practising in the field of criminal law, including advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court.

Key Benefits

You will have participated in a realistic and fully contested summary trial and will be able to influence the verdicts by your advocacy skills. 

  • to properly conduct a Magistrates' Court trial;
  • to effect active co-operation between Prosecution and Defence;
  • to handle witnesses using effective questioning techniques;
  • to challenge evidence in a coherent and organised manner; and
  • to improve overall confidence and ability.

Price £165


per delegate
(excludes vat)

Available In-house


Available as an in-house course

Continued Competence


Helps satisfy elements of the SRA statement


Venue Date
15 Oct 2019
10 Dec 2019

Kaplan Altior Experience

We help those in the legal sector achieve their professional development and career goals and excel in their field.


Our programmes offer an interactive and practical learning experience that delivers lasting results and is easily put into practice.


We have vast experience in legal training and assessment and have been developing legal talent for over 35 years.


When tailoring programmes, we take the time to understand your business and create solutions to suit your unique training needs.


Strong client service is at the heart of our business and underpins everything we do. It's what sets us apart from other providers.