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Legal Action Group publishes new guide to youth justice law

20% discount for MA members

03 June 2019
Legal Action Group publishes new guide to youth justice law

20% discount for MA members

Youth Justice Law and Practice is a new, highly accessible and easy to navigate guide to the procedure of the youth court, magistrates’ court, crown court and court of appeal. It focuses on the many procedural differences in youth justice including decisions on bail and remand, jury directions, sentencing, anonymity and reporting restrictions.

‘An essential part of the daily toolkit …There is no part of this book that isn’t worthy of praise … That LAG can continue to publish books of this quality and at this price is something that they can be immensely proud of.’  Andrew Keogh, CrimeLine

The authors, Kate Aubrey-Johnson, Shauneen Lambe and Jennifer Twite, bring their unique experience as specialist youth justice lawyers to explain how to communicate and engage effectively with children, the correct approach for dealing with children with learning difficulties, the importance of their background and how to ensure children effectively participate in criminal proceedings and receive a fair trial.

‘[Youth Justice Law and Practice] will be an invaluable resource to assist lawyers, judges and all professionals working in the youth justice system access the legally accurate information they require to ensure children’s rights are protected.’ Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon), Law Commissioner for England and Wales

Contents include:

  • duties owed to children at the police station
  • charging decisions and out of court disposals
  • bail and remand
  • age assessments
  • the sentencing framework relating to children
  • procedures and modifications to trial relating to children anonymity and reporting restrictions
  • welfare considerations and duties
  • communication skills
  • background and adolescent brain development
  • criminal records


The Legal Action Group is delighted to offer a special discount to MA members.


20% discount for Magistrates Association members until 30 June 2019

discount code: LAMAG20

How to order:



Tel: 01235 465577

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