Legal Updates archives for November 2017

YJLC Award Winning News

November 22, 2017

The Youth Justice Legal Centre has been recognised for its innovative and ground breaking work in improving the justice system for children and young people.

Certificate for Assigned Advocate (Certificate for Counsel)

November 1, 2017

In serious and complex cases, children are entitled to be represented by two lawyers, a solicitor and an advocate (a barrister or a solicitor with higher rights). If the child is being tried in the youth court, legal aid to cover the cost of two lawyers can be obtained by making an application for an assigned advocate.

Voluntary police interview

November 1, 2017

A voluntary police interview is when a person has an interview with police officers without being arrested. This can be described as a caution plus 3 interview. The police may ask a person to have a conversation or a chat with them in order to help them with an investigation. Sometimes the police ask parents if

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