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Regina v Preston Crown Court ex parte Lancashire County Council: Admn 20 Jan 1998

A parent or person responsible for a child who had been summonsed to appear at the youth court was in a sufficient sense themselves an accused person to be able to apply for a defendant’s costs order after a case is withdrawn.The court sought to construe the section in a manner wide enough to give … Continue reading Regina v Preston Crown Court ex parte Lancashire County Council: Admn 20 Jan 1998

D (A Minor) v Director of Public Prosecutions; R (A Minor) v Same; Regina v Burnley Crown Court Ex Parte Lancashire County Council: CACD 18 Apr 1995

Compensation orders were wrongly made against a Local Authority which had been taking the best care of a youth. Citations: Times 18-Apr-1995 Statutes: Children and Young Persons Act 1933 55 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Practice Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.79752

Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Furber: Admn 30 Jun 1997

The court, not the Home Secretary should set the tariff for the detention of a young offender sentenced to life- half determinate sentence. The role of the Lord Chief Justice in relation to tariffs is that ‘The Lord Chief Justice in this context is acting not as an unreviewable judge of the High Court but … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for Home Department ex parte Furber: Admn 30 Jun 1997

McKerry v Teesdale and Wear Valley Justices; McKerry v Director of Public Prosecutions: CA 29 Feb 2000

The courts must recognise the need to protect the identity of children involved in criminal proceedings. This derived both from national statute and from international law and practice. Nevertheless, the court had the discretion in appropriate cases to order disclosure of the name of a child convicted before it of criminal charges where the public … Continue reading McKerry v Teesdale and Wear Valley Justices; McKerry v Director of Public Prosecutions: CA 29 Feb 2000

Regina v Newham Juvenile Court ex parte F (A Minor): QBD 1986

F who was 16 years old when he appeared before the juvenile court charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm. The justices decided to proceed summarily. No plea was taken. After being released on bail, he later appeared before a different bench, facing additional charges. The justices purported to reverse the previous decision. … Continue reading Regina v Newham Juvenile Court ex parte F (A Minor): QBD 1986

In re S (a Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): HL 28 Oct 2004

Inherent High Court power may restrain Publicity The claimant child’s mother was to be tried for the murder of his brother by poisoning with salt. It was feared that the publicity which would normally attend a trial, would be damaging to S, and an application was made for reporting restrictions to be applied to avoid … Continue reading In re S (a Child) (Identification: Restrictions on Publication): HL 28 Oct 2004

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