Source: (2007) Youth Justice. 7(1): 139–147

Given the scope thus indicated for the exercise of powers available to the youth court in respect of robbery at the lower end of the spectrum, it is to be anticipated that the Guideline will prompt challenge of decisions by youth courts to decline jurisdiction in such cases. That issue provided the basis for early bids for judicial review in R (on the application of C. and S.) v Croydon Youth Court and R (on the application of S.) v Central Hertfordshire Youth Court [2006] EWHC 2627 (Admin).(excerpt)