Katya is a specialist youth justice lawyer with 12 years’ experience representing children in criminal proceedings. Having spent many years working for legal aid firms as a duty solicitor, she maintains a busy independent practice representing children in the police station and in the youth court. Having worked with Just for Kids Law when they were first getting started in 2005, she was thrilled to return in 2017 and to become co-head of the Youth Justice Legal Centre in 2019. Katya oversees the development of YJLC’s interactive legal training programme, writes best practice legal guides on youth justice issues and regularly delivers lectures and training on youth justice.
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