THE Bradford Combined Court will open its doors to the public in May with an open day aimed at demystifying the inner workings of the legal profession and the courts.

For many, attending court can be an intimidating experience, whether this is as a witness, defendant, party or juror.

The team at Bradford Combined Court is setting out to make that a thing of the past with an open day on Saturday, May 13.

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The day’s events will run from 10am to 4pm and will include tours of the building, including courtrooms and cells, mock trials and displays from a range of organisations which make up the justice system.

The open day will be supported by West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Police Museum, providing insight into policing now and throughout history. They will provide vehicles, equipment demonstrations and interactive displays.

His Honour Judge Jonathan Rose said: "The people of Bradford and the surrounding areas may interact with the law in a range of ways from contesting a speeding ticket to finalising an adoption.

"It is important that the community we serve feels a level of ownership and engagement in the way the law is applied in Bradford however they may come to be in one of our courtrooms."

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