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Dr Tunde Okewale MBE opens London Met's new mock courtroom

London Met alumnus, Dr Tunde Okewale MBE, officially opened London Met's new mock courtroom at a private ceremony on Monday 11 November. The event included a student reenactment of the last 10 minutes of R vs Dudley and Stephens, a leading English criminal case which established precedent throughout the common law world that necessity is not a defence to a charge of murder.

Dr Tunde Okewale MBE opens London Met's new mock courtroom

New facility offers students the chance to practise in an authentic courtroom setting.

Date: 14 November 2019

London Met alumnus, Dr Tunde Okewale MBE, officially opened London Met's new mock courtroom at a private ceremony on Monday 11 November.

The event included a student reenactment of the last 10 minutes of R vs Dudley and Stephens, a leading English criminal case which established precedent throughout the common law world that necessity is not a defence to a charge of murder.

Tunde is an award-winning international barrister working at Doughty Street Chambers. He is a leading junior Barrister at the Criminal Bar. An outstanding advocate, he has exceptional presence and skill in front of a jury. Tunde established his practice in general and serious crime. His practice now varies and sees him undertaking work in an array of fields from advising cryptocurrency company, Stratis Platform, and the creation of alternative hedge funds, to appearing before sporting and professional regulatory tribunals. He also advises athletes and clubs in relation to brand management, contractual matters, confidentiality and reputation management.

Tunde was awarded an MBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 'services to the community and disadvantaged young people'.

Barrie Goldstone, Head of Law, and Professor Donna Whitehead, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, were also in attendance at Monday's event.