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Tag: Turning 18

25 June 2020

Turning 18

The Youth Justice Legal Centre have published a legal guide on turning 18 in the criminal justice system as well as a briefing on the same issue. 

10 July 2018

Youth court jurisdiction when a child turns 18

By virtue of section 24 Magistrates' Court Act 1980 somebody under the age of 18 who 'appears or is brought before a Magistrates' Court' in relation to an indictable offence shall be tried summarily.  This case analyses what 'appears or is brought before a Magistrates' Court' means and following the case of R v islington Juvenile Court ex parte Daley (1992) 75 Cr App R 280 confirms that it refers to the occasion on which the court makes its decision on mode of trial.