Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of A (BY HIS LITIGATION FRIEND VA)) (Claimant) v LEWISHAM YOUTH COURT (Defendant) & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS (Interested Party) (2011)

PUBLISHED May 12, 2011

[2011] EWHC 1193 (Admin)

The power of the Youth Court to determine the appropriate form of custody to which a young person might be remanded, under the Children and Young Persons Act 1969 s.23, was not displaced by the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 s.115. Even where a young person was charged with murder, so that bail could only be granted in a Crown Court pursuant to s.115, the s.23 power applied as it would in any other case and did not require mandatory remand in prison rather than other secure accommodation.

DC (Toulson LJ, Lloyd Jones J)