PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN THE YOUTH COURT IN 2023 – WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2023 – 16:00 – 17.00: - COST - £75 + VAT
This 1-hour ZOOM presentation by Colin Beaumont will be of benefit to anyone involved in advising clients in this somewhat tricky area.
You might be advising as the Court Duty Solicitor, or with an Own Client at the Youth Court or you might be advising the client in the office.
The practices and procedures in the Youth Court are not intellectually difficult – they are just very different from those you will come across in the Adult Magistrates’ Court and you just need to know them.
The presentation will be accompanied by a full set of notes – all of the documents referred to in these notes will be contained in your notes
The Presentation will deal with 25 issues (some of which are often raised in emails to me) – 4 classics being:
1 – A 17-year-old appears in the youth Court charged with rape – procedurally, should the 1st step be the taking of a plea or representations on venue as to where the trial ought to take place?
2 – What happens in terms of sentence where the youth becomes 18 at the point of sentence?
3 – In what circumstances might a youth be committed to the Crown Court for sentence?
4 – Where do I find all this stuff!! (tucked away in rather obscure documents and Sections and Schedules I’m afraid) – all documents and Sections and Schedules will be included in the materials
HOW DID YOU GET ON WITH THOSE SAMPLE QUESTIONS ABOVE?
DON’T WORRY IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION (OR NEVER INTENDED TO ATTEND) – YOU WILL STILL GET THE FULL SET OF NOTES AND THE RECORDING WHICH YOU CAN SAVE TO A DEVICE OR WATCH AT YOUR LEISURE FROM THE LINK OR AT ANY TIME ON OUR YouTube CHANNEL
Anyone wishing to attend the session (or wishing to have the full set of notes and the recording afterwards without ever attending) should simply click here: mailto: email@example.com or ring me (or send me a text) – (07887) 842985 and book a place.
The following 25 issues will be considered:
1 – The correct procedure in the Youth Court where the Court is dealing with something which for many years we referred to as a ‘Grave Crime’ but must now, apparently, refer to as a ‘Serious Offence’
2 – The legal requirements in order for a youth to be committed for sentence from the Youth Court to the Crown Court under the Sentencing Code 2020
3 – Amendments to the practices and procedures in the Youth Court as a result of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022
4 – Amendments to the practices and procedures in the Youth Court as a result of the Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022
5 – Legal aid when dealing with Youth Court matters – the importance of Statutory Instrument 2012 No. 750
6 – Remuneration – the importance of Statutory Instrument 2022 No. 848
7 – Contractual considerations – The 2022 Standard Crime Contract Specification document
8 – Custody in the Youth Court – the things you need to know
9 – The circumstances in which the Youth Court has absolutely no jurisdiction and the client must be SENT to the Crown Court and the plea taken on indictment
10 – Orders that may be made against the parent or guardian of the Youth Court
11 – Remands into the care of the local authority – the criteria
12 – Remands into Youth Detention Accommodation (YDA) – the criteria
13 – Referral Orders – circumstances in which the consideration is obligatory and circumstances in which the consideration is discretionary
14 – Remittal to the Adult Magistrates’ Court under the Sentencing Code 2020?
15 – The concept of the ‘Persistent Offender? – 2023 case-law in this area
16 – The Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995
17 – The importance of the document published by The Sentencing Council – ‘Overarching Principles the Sentencing of Children and Young People’
18 – The importance of the document published by The Judicial College – ‘Youth Defendants at the Crown Court’
19 – Breaches of Court Orders that were made in the Youth Court – the powers are very different from those when dealing with breaches of Orders made in the Adult Magistrates’ Court
20 – The offender was 17 at the commission date of the offence and 17 at the date of charge – he will be 18 on the occasion of the 1st Court hearing – to which Court do the proceedings lie – the Adult Magistrates’ Court or the Youth Court?
21 – The circumstances in which the parent or guardian is made responsible for the payment of any monetary orders imposed in the Youth Court
22 – The Victim Surcharge – how does it work in the Youth Court?
23 – Community disposals in the Youth Court
24 – Remittal from one Youth Court to another under the Sentencing Code 2020
25 – The welfare principle
It will be a 1- hour live and interactive session conducted via ZOOM. There is absolutely no requirement for any attendee to have purchased ZOOM. We just send you an email and you click on the link. It could not be simpler.
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Invoices will be sent after the presentation and our normal terms of business apply i.e. PAYMENT WITHIN 14 DAYS – the cost for each person attending or purchasing the recording is £75 + VAT – if you have attended the presentation there will be no additional charge for a copy of the recording