Youth court advocacy

What should young people expect from their solicitor?

We have worked closely with the Youth Justice Legal Centre and Just for Kids Law to explore what young people and children need and should expect from a solicitor.

Using our competence statement, in the context of practising in the youth court, we have outlined what you need to do to deliver a high standard of service. This will help you remain up to date and competent to practise.

As part of this, we have also created an easy to read leaflet that tells young people how solicitors can help them. This has been tested with both young people and solicitors and has been well received.

To support you when talking to younger clients, you can download the leaflet (PDF 2 pages, 1.3MB) and request printed-versions from us to be sent in the post.