The popular Engineer in Court mock trial by jury returns at Derby University on 27 June, with the centrepiece 'trial' this year trying a case of corporate manslaughter following an insecure load falling from a vehicle.

Society of Operations Engineers chief executive Nick Jones will this year don the judges' wig and gown to oversee proceedings and a line up of top barristers including Michael Ponsonby, James Godden and a team from Backhouse Jones will cross examine witnesses.

The court will also examine fuel saving claims by truck makers, tyre manufacturers, fuel companies and lubricant suppliers and ask: Are European noise regulations achievable and cost effective?

The trial by jury is an interesting and informative format for exploring current issues relevant to transport operators.

For further information email the organiser Roger Denniss on or phone on 01283 702269.