Legal students cross-examine ‘Mr Loophole’

Photo Ian Robinson'Lawyer Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, during his visit to Blackpool Sixth Form College to talk to law students
Photo Ian Robinson'Lawyer Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, during his visit to Blackpool Sixth Form College to talk to law students
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A celebrity lawyer, famed for defending the likes of David Beckham and Jimmy Carr, was cross-examined by keen law students.

The tables were turned as Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, was quizzed by the A-Level students at Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Mr Freeman regaled the teenagers with a flavour of some his most interesting cases before welcoming questions from the teens, admitting he had to be “on top of his game” for them.

The lawyer, known as Mr Loophole, also touched on the ethics of the profession and was quizzed on how he deals with defending clients who he knows are guilty of a charge as well as answering questions on the strength of the UK’s legal system and how he would reform it.

Head of humanities, Tracy Lowe, said: “Students and staff were buzzing after Nick’s talk. He was certainly inspirational. Most people have a romantic view of the life of a lawyer and students who want to go into the profession need to know about the reality - hard working and thorough preparation.”