Westminster Hall Mock Trial

On 31 July, a representative group of a dozen or so modern-day barons and bishops will help mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by facing a mock trial at Westminster Hall judged by Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court; Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand; and Hon. Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. 

The two hour historic mock trial is being organised by the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee and the UK Supreme Court, with support from the Royal Commonwealth Society. The mock trial will take place in Westminster Hall, by the kind permission of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Lord Speaker and Mr Speaker. 

Advocates recruited from across the Commonwealth will make the cases for the prosecution and defence. The evidence being examined by these eminent judges will help explore some timeless questions of legal and constitutional importance. 

The RCS has a limited number of tickets reserved for Supporters on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email by 20 June if you wish to attend. 

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