Legal Updates archives for January 2015

Gang Crime Pilot

January 23, 2015

“One Rule for All” approach announced for gang members in pilot areas

On 22nd January 2015 the Mayor announced a new pilot scheme to tackle gang crime to be launched in Haringey, Westminster and Lambeth. The “one rule for all” approach to the “Shield” initiative states that all members of a gang will be punished should any gang member commit an offence.

Binding Over Parents and Guardians

January 21, 2015

A parent or guardian can be given a bind over after their child has been found guilty of any offence. A parental bind over is a promise to the court to take proper care and exercise proper control over the child.

Which Court?

January 20, 2015

A child will usually have their trial in the youth court unless they are charged with an adult or they are charged with a serious offence.

Reparation Order

January 20, 2015

A sentence to prevent children committing further offences by helping the child understand the effect of the crime on the victims.


January 20, 2015

When a person is kept in a cell, for example at court, in the police station, or in youth detention, there is a hole in the locked door that can be opened so that the police or prison officers can speak to the detained person and pass them food and drink without having to open the door.


January 20, 2015

A curfew means a person must be at an address between certain times.

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