Tomorrow’s Lawyers Get Rare Behind the Scenes Access at Court
Cronton Sixth Form students from the Tomorrow’s Lawyers programme, were extremely fortunate to take part in a private sitting with His Honour Judge Elgan Edwards at Chester Crown Court.
Judge Elgan Edwards, honorary recorder for Chester, is a distinguished and experienced judge who also sits in the Old Bailey and the Court of Appeal. During the event, he addressed issues ranging from his day to day role, morals and ethics faced by a judge and the value of the judiciary remaining independent from the Government.
The Tomorrow’s Lawyers students also had the opportunity to gain a real life insight into the workings of the criminal justice system by watching real life cases, witness sentencing and viewing defendants on video links from a local prison.
Jan Houghton, Law Teacher at Cronton said, “We are delighted that our tomorrow’s Lawyers were able to benefit from this rare opportunity. The visit was extremely valuable to those students who aspire to enter law as a profession.
“Not only did they have the benefit of speaking to a judge and asking questions, but they were also able to see the roles within the crown court and the magistrate’s court in action.”