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  • 13 December 2013

    Legal quiz: Round-up of 2013

    As 2013 draws to a close, why not test your knowledge of the year's legal news with our end of year quiz! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answers...

    As 2013 draws to a close, why not test your knowledge of the year's legal news with our end of year quiz! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answers...

    1) What wasso unusual about a preliminary hearing that took place at Antrim MagistratesCourt this year, which was considered to be a legal first?

    a) It was so warm the judge wore shorts and a vest
    b) The defendant was unable to attend as she was stuck in the court’s lift
    c) A power cut allowed the defendant to escape
    d) The entire hearing was conducted in the court’s car park   

      2)Who on the 1 November 2013 ended their term as Director ofPublic Prosecutions?
       
      a) Alison Saunders
      b) Sir Ken Macdonald QC
      c) Dame Barbara Mills DBE QC
      d) Keir Starmer QC    

        3)In 2013 which company was granted its ABS licence by the Solicitors RegulationAuthority (SRA) allowing them to set up as a law firm? 

        a) Marks & Spencer
        b) Stobart Group 
        c) Starbucks
        d) eBay

          4)What was unusual about the 2013 court casebetween Michael Jackson's family andconcert firm AEG Live?

          a) The judge accepted evidence from Michael Jackson’s ghost   
          b) Michael Jackson’s pet chimpanzee Bubbles was present throughout the trial
          c) The Jackson families’ attorney moon-walked into court in homage to the late singer
          d) The judge admitted he had never heard of Michael Jackson prior to this case

            5) Mr.Stephen Gough lost a High Court Appeal this year, but what right was hefighting for?

            a) To be naked in public  
            b) To grow cannabis legally 
            c) To be able to vote in prison 
            d) To marry his pet

              6) TheSupreme Court ruled that _________ could be “a place of meeting for religious worship” 

              a) Old Trafford
              b) The Church of Scientology chapel in central London  
              c) A property once owned by Elvis Presley 
              d) A formal screening of the film ‘Star Wars’

                7)In 2013 Peter and Hazelmary Bull lost a battle inthe Supreme Court over what issue?

                a) The right to smoke inside their pub
                b) The right to deny gay people to stay at their B&B
                c) The right to show foreign sports channels in their pub
                d) The right to adopt two sets of twins

                  8) Alawyer was fined over 5,000 lei (£850) by aRomanian court this year for…

                  a) Using foul and abusive language towards the judge
                  b) Arriving to court intoxicated 
                  c) Wearing trainers to attend court   
                  d) Attacking his client 

                    9)Who on 1 October 2013 became Lord ChiefJustice of England and Wales?

                    a) Mr. Tom Bingham (Baron Bingham of Cornhill)
                    b) Mr. Harry Woolf (Baron Woolf)
                    c) Mr. Igor Judge (Baron Judge)
                    d) Mr. John Thomas (Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd)     

                      10)What occurred in the Court of Appeal for the first time in 2013?

                      a) TV cameras were allowed to film proceedings 
                      b) Betting on the outcome was allowed
                      c) Barristers could wear casual clothing
                      d) The judge was present via Skype

                        11) Judgeslost one of their ‘perks’ this year, but was it…

                        a) Free lunches
                        b) Chauffer driven cars
                        c) Their Christmas party
                        d) Sky Sports in their lodgings    

                          12) Gabrielle Turnquest made history this year for becoming the…

                          a) First barrister to win an Olympic medal
                          b) Youngest person to be called to the Bar of England and Wales   
                          c) The oldest practicing solicitor in the UK
                          d) The youngest female to make partner in the UK

                            13) Why did a Kenyanlawyer’s petition to The Hague hit the headlines back in August of this year?

                            a) It was written in the form a rap
                            b) The lawyer accidently shredded the only copy
                            c) It concerned the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ  
                            d) The lawyer insisted on hand delivering it to the court

                              14) The Supreme Court dismissed appeals thisyear from two prisoners over the right to what?

                              a) Have weekly ‘matrimonial’ visits
                              b) Have their pet cats join them in prison
                              c) To vote         
                              d) Have a choice of which prison to complete their sentences at

                                15) A police officer in Italy’s Supreme Court achieved global YouTube famein August of this year after being caught on camera doing what?

                                a) Appearing to dance to the YMCA during a court recess
                                b) Knocking a jug of water on the judge
                                c) Beginning to snore having fallen asleep
                                d) Accidently discharging his weapon

                                   

                                  Answers      

                                  1: d) The entire hearing was conducted in the court’s car park

                                  2: d) Keir Starmer QC        

                                  3: b) Stobart Group

                                  4: a) The judge accepted evidence from Michael Jackson’s ghost  

                                  5: a) To be naked in public 

                                  6: b) The Church of Scientology chapel in central London

                                  7: b) The right to deny gay people to stay at their B&B

                                  8: c) Wearing trainers to attend court  

                                  9: d) Mr. John Thomas (Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd)    

                                  10: a) TV cameras were allowed to film proceedings 

                                  11: d) Sky Sports in their lodgings    

                                  12: b) Youngest person to be called to the Bar of England and Wales  

                                  13: c) It concerned the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ

                                  14: c) To vote         

                                  15: a) Appearing to dance to the YMCA during a court recess

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