SRA: Mandatory training of youth court solicitors ‘comes at a cost’

New guidance to help solicitors a ‘step in the right direction’, says youth justice trainer

04 Nov 2016

Mandatory training for youth court solicitors ‘comes at a cost’, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has said, as it unveiled new voluntary guidance for practitioners dealing with young people.

Developed with Just for Kids Law and the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers, the SRA’s online toolkit includes advice on the language solicitors should use and how to improve their understanding of a young person’s needs. But does it go far enough?

In 2014, MPs and peers called on the SRA, Bar Stand...

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