The Liver Building

Practice and procedure in the youth court


Speaker: Colin Beaumont

Date: Monday 19th October, 2020

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Areas of Law: Criminal

Competencies: A1a & b, A2a & d, A4a & b, A5a, Ba, B2a,B3a & b, B5a, b, c, d, e, f, g & h and C1a, b, c, d, e, f, g & h


Course Code: S4484


A full set of notes have been written to accompany the presentation

This course will touch upon the following 12 points:

1 – The procedure now when dealing with a grave crime

2 – Remands into Local Authority Care and remands into Youth Detention Accommodation (YDA)

3 – The importance of the concept of the ‘Persistent Offender’

4 – The circumstances now in which the Youth Court may commit a child (10 – 13) or young person (14 – 17) to the Crown Court for sentence

5 – The importance of age in the Youth Court and, in particular, crossing an age threshold between the commission date of the offence and the sentencing date

6 – Acting for a client in the Youth Court charged with murder

7 – The important document published by the Sentencing Council in June 2017 – ‘Overarching Principles – the Sentencing of Children and Young People’

8 – Firearms offences – in particular, those committed by clients aged 16 or 17 on the date of the actual offence

9 – The Offensive Weapons Act – Knife Crime Prevention Orders

10 – Referral Orders – Detention and Training Orders – Community sentences and breaches generally

11 – Ancillary Orders applicable in the Youth Court

12 – The concept of ‘dangerousness’



Speaker Biographies

Colin Beaumont is a solicitor in private practice, a former partner now a consultant to a major criminal law firm. He is an experienced Duty solicitor for police stations and Magistrates’ Courts, and also lectures widely in the area of criminal law. He first qualified as a barrister in 1982 and then re-qualified as a solicitor in 1996. Whilst a qualified barrister, he was a legal adviser in some 40 Magistrates’ Courts over a period of 12 years, he has been a lawyer in various guises for the past 25 years.


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