Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Michael Herford, a trainee solicitor with Hanne & Co’s Criminal Law Department recently gave a presentation to a class of year 10 students at Hinchley Wood School in Esher, Surrey.
In an interactive session, students were given an overview of the law, told how the law influences and affects our society and were given examples of how the law has changed and modernised as time has progressed.
The subjects covered in the talk included law and culture, international law, civil disobedience and civil rights. The seminar then focussed on Michael’s area of expertise – crime!
Students took part in a role play demonstrating the process from arrest to court. Students took on roles of the client, police and witnesses. The role of the police custody sergeant being aptly played by Mr Lang, the class teacher!
Michael then hosted a question and answer session in which students asked law related questions and queries about the law and high profile cases past and present. Michael was put on the spot and asked his opinion on many poignant issues such as “How can lawyers represent someone when they know they are guilty?” This then fuelled further passionate debate between class mates.
Michael was thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with the students and pass on his zeal for the law to the next generation and is looking forward to conducting similar sessions in other local schools.
Mr Lang praised Michael’s knowledge of the subject as “excellent” and asked for a closer bond between Hanne & Co and the school. Hanne & Co looks forward to building ties with other educational institutions.
If you are looking for legal advice and representation on criminal law then please contact one of our criminal solicitors here at Hanne & Co. We also have established departments in Family Law, Child Care Law, Conveyancing, Employment Law, Wills & Probate and Housing Law.