6th Form Pupils ‘Great Minds, Don’t Think Alike’ in Legal Case

1st November 19

Members of the 6th Form and Senior Poyser group spent the afternoon grappling with a particularly vexing legal case involving the testamentary capacity of deceased landowner. In the entirely fictitious case, artfully penned by Mr Morris, a staff Tribunal was asked to pass judgement on the claims made by three different members of the Fallow family and two other claimants.

The five advocates played by Arina Kokina, James Kerry, Geraud Greyling, Holly Plumb and Silvi Rathod had to negotiate contradictory statements, each other’s leading questions and finally, attempt to convince the Tribunal (Mr Logan, Mr Laybourne and Miss Taylor) as to the worth of their client’s claim on the estate.

Mention must also be made of the six starring students who took on the role of a variety of witnesses ranging from a young woman with spina bifida to a rather scurrilous wastrel called “Rory Spendit”. With little time to prepare, these budding actors did a fabulous job; Yusuf Ahmad, Rosie Muspratt, Ella Scott, Ella Becket, Callum Duncan and Megan Pledger.