SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Mock Trial Success

08-Dec-2010

The Knox team is made up of School Captain, Matthew Green and Thomas Goldie, Sean Reading, Matthew Yeldham, Michael Crawford, Charles George, William Xi and Matthew Allen.
The semi-final was a civil negligence case between Wilson (Plaintiff) vs Noel (Defendant). The plaintiff sought damages from the defendant for breaching duty of care and allowing a minor use of a dangerous weapon that resulted in injury to the Plaintiff.

Knox had the case of the Plaintiff and claimed the costs of incidentals and compensation of $25,000 for damages arising from the Defendant’s negligence of a child.  The charge was brought under precedent set within the cases; McHale v Watson [1964] 111 CLR 384 and Newton v Edgley [1959] 3 All 337.

The final will be held on Wednesday 1 December against Bega High School. Knox has the defence in a criminal case that concerns the assault of a hockey player during a game.
The team has been training with, and learning points of law and court performance from Knox parent, Tony Iannuzzelli.