Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of C) v SEVENOAKS YOUTH COURT (2009)

PUBLISHED November 3, 2009

[2009] EWHC 3088 (Admin)

Although a youth court had no statutory power to appoint an intermediary, it did have a duty, both under the common law and the procedural rules, to appoint an intermediary if such an appointment was necessary to ensure a young defendant received a fair trial and could participate effectively.

DC (Sullivan LJ, Openshaw J)