Legal Updates tagged with 'Youth Court'

Court of Appeal judgment on joint enterprise and trials of vulnerable defendants

August 15, 2017

R v Grant-Murray and Henry; R v McGill, Hewitt and Hewitt [2017] EWCA 1228

Five defendants, in two joined applications to appeal, challenged their convictions for joint enterprise murder. The appeals also raised issues as to how young or vulnerable defendants are dealt with by the court. Whilst the applications to appeal were all dismissed, the court made important comments on the training of practitioners representing children and vulnerable defendants in the criminal courts.

New SRA toolkit for Youth Court Advocacy

November 1, 2016

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA) has developed a toolkit to support solicitors practising in the Youth Court. The SRA recognise that additional help is needed for those working in the youth court, ‘this is a really important part of the justice system, one that comes with its own unique challenges and demands.’

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