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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.  You will undertake various advocacy roles and will be given guidance and feedback throughout from the trainer.

It will prepare you to conduct your trials with confidence and professionalism.


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 the preliminary course, Finding Your Feet in the Magistrates’ Court.

It is also suitable for trainee solicitors, who have completed the Advocacy & Communication Skills module of the Professional Skills Course, with intentions of practising in the field of Criminal law, including advocacy in the Magistrates’ Court.

Key Benefits

You will participate in a realistic, and fully contested summary trial and will, subsequently, be able to influence the verdicts by your advocacy skills.  The key benefits will, therefore, be a better understanding of how to:

  • Properly conduct a Magistrates' Court trial;
  • Effect active co-operation between the Prosecution and the Defence;
  • Handle witnesses, using effective questioning techniques;
  • Challenge evidence in a coherent and organised manner; and
  • Improve your 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
5 October 2020
8 December 2020

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.