Legal team on their way to final

Regional winners: Back (from left) ' head of guidance and support Liz Maxey, Rebecca Lankey, Paige McGonigle, Annie Fletcher, Mercedes Baxter Chinery, Beth Martin, Kaylah Simons Bengston, head of law Sue Charlton; front ' Emily Wilkinson-Roberts, Jasmin Osborn, Rebecca Warren, Hannah Greenacre, Jodie Ellement, Eleanor Toal. Photo: TIM WILSON SG180511-143TW To order, please ring 01775 765433
Regional winners: Back (from left) ' head of guidance and support Liz Maxey, Rebecca Lankey, Paige McGonigle, Annie Fletcher, Mercedes Baxter Chinery, Beth Martin, Kaylah Simons Bengston, head of law Sue Charlton; front ' Emily Wilkinson-Roberts, Jasmin Osborn, Rebecca Warren, Hannah Greenacre, Jodie Ellement, Eleanor Toal. Photo: TIM WILSON SG180511-143TW To order, please ring 01775 765433
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A TEAM of aspiring lawyers from Spalding High School have made it through to a national competition.

Twelve year nine students won the regional heat of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition at Mansfield on May 14.

The team had to take on the role of magistrates, witnesses, lawyers and court staff as they debated against 12 other schools in two trials.

The first was a case where a male was accused of stealing an iPod and the other being an incident of domestic violence where an alcoholic was accused of hitting their sister.

A number of professionals helped the team prepare for the heat including local magistrate Micki Hemens and Rachel Stevens and Anita Toal, both local lawyers.

The girls now go on to the national final on June 18 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

Head of guidance and support Liz Maxey is confident ahead of the final.

She said: “This is the furthest we have got for a number of years.

“We have a good team and I think we will do well in the final.”