Advocacy in the Youth Court Update

Essential for criminal law practitioners who attend at the youth court

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Course Overview

Essential for anyone involved in advising in the area of Youth Court work, this 20-minute bite-size session will:

  •  Explain the important Sections of the PCC (S) A 2000
  •  Ensure viewers understand the definition of a ‘persistent offender’
  •  Consider issues relating to probationary drivers
  •  Offer an easily digestible approach to the various types of remand
  •  Consider both Section 240 and 240A of the Criminal Justice Act 2003
  •  Deal with youth rehabilitation orders and the breach of such orders
  •  Explore the circumstances in which a youth may be committed for sentence or remitted for sentence
  •  Ensure that practitioners are aware of the importance of sentencing guidelines

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Have a more practical understanding of how the youth court works and appreciate the importance of keeping up to date with new offences and new sentences available to the Court
  • • Understand the importance of Sentencing Guidelines and be aware of the circumstances in which you might be required to assist the Court in the area of sentencing
  • • Appreciate the difference between persistent and non-persistent offenders
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client concerning the possible sentence
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances in which the client, upon plea, could possibly face a committal for sentence
  • • Feel confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at Court!

What is the target audience?

  • Qualified criminal practitioners



About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    5 Page


  • Quiz