The Courts and Tribunals Fellowship Scheme offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the legal procedure in England and Wales, either as a standalone scheme or as part of the Sector Based Fellowship Scheme.
The Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT), working in collaboration with the Royal Courts of Justice and other senior branches of the judiciary of England and Wales, have developed a Fellowship scheme that seeks to increase the level of understanding between Parliament and the justice system, given that fewer parliamentarians now have a background in practising law.
The scheme allows participants to observe first hand the workings of courts and tribunals, with a particular focus on business-related disputes. The scheme provides a unique opportunity for Members of Parliament, Peers and senior House staff to gain an insight into the legal processes of England and Wales, spending three days with different arms of the judiciary of the participant's choice.
Some example visits are listed below: