Month: June 2017
Bar Standards Board consultation on compulsory registration for youth advocates
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is planning to introduce compulsory registration for ‘youth advocates’ in April 2018 and is consulting on their proposals. Youth advocates are barristers working in proceedings involving young people.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons criticises overnight detention of children
HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published a report on an unannounced inspection visit to police custody suites in the West Midlands. The report identified the reason most children who had been charged and refused bail remained in custody overnight was because appropriate alternative accommodation was not provided by the local authority. Details Section 38(6) Police […]
Court of appeal judgment in Markham and Edwards
R v Markham & Edwards  EWCA Crim 739 In June 2017, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal against sentence and reduced the dismissed a challenge to a Crown Court decision to allow unrestricted reporting on two 15 year olds who had been found guilty of murder. Details The defendants’ appeal against sentence was […]