Youth Justice Law in England and Wales
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Justice Select Committee report on disclosure in criminal cases
The Justice Select Committee has released a report on disclosure of evidence in criminal cases. Disclosure of unused material in criminal cases is essential to a defendant receiving a fair trial. The urgency to revisit disclosure processes became apparent after a notorious failure in a number of cases between December 2017 and spring 2018. The report examines the failures in disclosure, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police, and provides a set of recommendations to ensure a more effective disclosure process.
Judicial protocol: expedition involving witnesses aged under 10
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have signed up to follow a protocol to expedite cases involving witnesses aged under 10.
Anonymity granted to protect a child in divorce proceedings
XW v XH  EWFC 44 A well known businessman, whose products are used by millions globally, was petitioned for divorce by his wife. Despite there…
Young victims of trafficking must be protected from being re-trafficked.
R (on the application of TDT (By his litigation friend Tara Topteagarden) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) and Equality &…
Young adults in the criminal justice system – a Justice Committee report
Young adults in the Criminal Justice System, House of Commons Justice Committee, June 2018 This report calls on the Ministry of Justice to take decisive…