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'Advocate of the Year Competition' run by BPP

Congraultations to Beatrice Baskett and Alastair Bloor (stage 2) who were finalists at BBP's Adovate of the Year competition.

Not only did Alastair place joint second, Beatrice and Alastair were the only finalists from the North East!

Altogether, twelve individuals made it to the final and the other ten students were from: Cardiff, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, Swansea, Reading, Manchester, Kings College London, LSE and a BPP student.

The competition consisted of a criminal and civil trial and involved client interviewing / examination in chiefs / cross examinations and closing speeches.

The competition was held in the Old Bailey, where they competed in the court rooms, had lunch in the judges’ dining room and were given a tour around the cells. 

Old Bailey

published on: 29 March 2019