Legal Updates tagged with 'Age Assessment'

High court finds age assessment of a child by youth court ‘unlawful’

May 5, 2017

R (on the application of M) v Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court (2017), Divisional Court, Unreported

A youth court, who had deemed the claimant to be 18 for the purposes of criminal proceedings, had not made proper enquiries into the claimant’s age as is required by section 99 Children and Young Persons Act 1933. A visual asessment was not sufficient or appropriate.

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