Casey has worked across a full range of serious and high profile cases and has earned a noteworthy reputation for exceptional client care. She has a particular interest in representing vulnerable or marginalised people. She is a member of Hodge Jones & Allen’s specialist Youth Court Team and regularly acts on behalf of children and young adults.
Casey begins by outlining the rights of arrested juvenilles, as defined in national and international law; highlighting contemporary updates in legislation, guidance and processes. She describes an array of options available to the court when sentencing young people, as well as the practicalities and mechanics of the youth court and how it operates. She then goes on to give details of relevant case law, covering important topics, such as: modern slavery, child exploitation and referral orders.
S.37 Crime & Disorder Act 1998 Children & Young Persons Act 1993 Best interest principal United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), article 3 (1)) Arrested juvenile Appropriate adult Out of court disposals Community resolution Youth caution Youth conditional caution Triage Youth Offending Service Youth Justice Board Strengthening Youth Diversion New Child Gravity Matrix Becoming an adult Section 157 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) 2012 (sections 91-102) R v AAD and others AFU  EWCA Crim 23 ZA v R  EWCA Crim 596 R v BSG  EWCA Crim 1041 R v S  EWCA Crim 960 s.45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Child Criminal Exploitation Referral Orders