Lawyers should be assigned to children when faced with court, by right

Children should have a lawyer appointed by right if it goes to court. There are often reasons that this does not happen, such as oversight by the parents, the child not wanting a lawyer, or the child reporter not appointting one.

 

Why the contribution is important

This is important as without a lawyer the child is not represented and their needs can be overlooked.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on November 02, 2015 at 03:22PM

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