On 13th November the Business Club visited the Larnaca District Court. Students studying Law and Government & Politics A Levels were accompanied by Law teachers Mrs Sophia Milloshia and Mrs Constantina Spanou.
Students were welcomed by a court registrar who gave an initial tour of the courts, explaining the roles and functions of those involved in the administration of justice. An explanation was given of the types of cases each court hears and decides.
Students were then given the opportunity to sit and follow criminal cases, where the offences heard could be punished with up to 5 years imprisonment. The cases followed included the assault of a minor, road traffic offences and the process of deciding whether a suspect should be remanded in police custody or let out on bail until the trial.
The activity provided a taste of court procedures by witnessing a set of live cases first hand and experiencing the atmosphere of the court room. They also had the opportunity to speak to barristers and ask questions about the profession. It was definitely an exciting experience and an eye-opener for those who attended!