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Anthony Reeves

Lawyer stages mock trials for benefit of businesses

Nearly 20 years after the last case was heard at Marlborough’s Court Room, trials are to return – to show local business people how civil cases work.

The trials will be conducted by three London barristers, including a senior treasury counsel who will play the part of the judge.

Professional stage, TV and radio actress Kim Hicks, whose credits include Casualty and Crossroads, will play the part of a rogue company director in one of the cases.

Marlborough lawyer Anthony Reeves, of The Merriman Partnership, who is staging the mock trials, explained: “The cases concern the personal liability of directors and late payment regulations.

“The event would be of interest to small businesses, students or anybody who wants to get a better understanding of how the law works.”

Mr Reeves is a chartered litigation expert, working in the fields of debt recovery, contractual disputes, employment law, inheritance claims, harassment claims by debtors against large institutions, judicial review, and professional negligence. 

He has written several law books for lay people, including Give Me Your Money! A Straightforward Guide to Debt Collecting and See You in Court! How to Conduct Your Own Case in the Small Claims Court.

The event, which will be held in the Court Room of Marlborough Town Hall from 5pm on Tuesday, July 2 is free to attend. For booking details call Mr Reeves on 01672 512244 or email