Policy & Litigation

Strategic litigationWe enjoy a close relationship with our young clients and this means we have a real understanding of their wishes and needs.  We are able to represent these wishes and needs to groups which argue and lobby for changes to the youth justice system.

We are active participants in the Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ), the advisory group for the Prison Reform Trust’s (PRT) ‘Out of Trouble’ campaign to reduce child custody and The Sieff Young Defendants Steering Group at The Michael Sieff Foundation.

We are also members of the StopWatch coalition and continue to actively support campaigns including Every Child Matters and Press Change for Youth.


Reported Cases

We continue to pursue cases on appeal in an effort to seek legal redress for clients. Notable cases include:

OP v Secretary of State for Justice & Others [2014] EWHC 1944 (Admin)

JC,RT v Central Criminal Court [2014] EWHC  (1041)

HC v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWHC 982 (Admin)

Dixon v R [2013] EWCA Crim 465

W & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Brent Youth Court [2006] EWHC 95 (Admin)

TP, R (on the application of) v West London Youth Court & Ors [2005] EWHC 2583 (Admin)

S, R (on the application of) v Waltham Forest Youth Court & Ors [2004] EWHC 715 (Admin)

Jogee and Ruddock v The Queen (Jamaica) [2016] UKSC 8 (18 February 2016)

Davies v Merseyside Police & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 114

Tigere, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] UKSC 57

G, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of Surrey Police & Ors [2016] EWHC 295 (Admin). (JFK acting as consultants).