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This is the sixth in our series of legal guides on key youth justice issues and was produced in collaboration with the Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers.
This guide is intended to assist lawyers representing children in the criminal courts and explains how the Criminal Practice Directions can support in this context. The Criminal Practice Directions supplement the Criminal Procedure Rules by guiding judicial discretion, detailing a range of adjustments that should be considered in all criminal cases that involve children.