DSC Children’s Rights Group and YJLC launch Legal Guide to Intermediaries for Child Defendants

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first legal guide in collaboration with the Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law on key youth justice issues. The guide can be found below.

Legal Guide – Intermediaries for Child Defendants

The legal guide will assist practitioners both in recognising when a child defendant may require an intermediary and in navigating the legal resources and case law relevant to this often misunderstood area. Doughty Street’s Kate O’Raghallaigh played a leading role in drafting the guide.

We marked the launch of our collaboration with YJLC with an online seminar on 8th October featuring a panel of leading expert speakers.

Over the next two years, we will be launching a series of guides on key issues for children in the criminal justice system. These Youth Justice Guides cover a wide range of topics, including such diverse issues as ‘sexting’, Criminal Behaviour Orders, accommodation for children refused bail, and reporting restrictions and lifelong anonymity orders.

The Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers brings together barristers from across all practice teams to focus on innovative legal advocacy aimed at securing the rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Members have acted in many of the leading cases on children’s rights in the UK and the international courts, and many have been at the forefront of law and policy reform in children’s rights. The team is led by Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Professor Aoife Nolan.

If you would like to sign up for future updates about webinars and the publication of the guides, please subscribe to the YJLC mailing list, here. Further information can also be found on social media, using the hashtag #YouthJusticeGuides