FREE Workshop - Age Assessment and Age Disputes in Criminal Cases

Thursday 18 April 2024, 5-7.30pm

1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ

Date: Thursday 18 April 2024
Time: 5pm - 7.30pm, followed by drinks and networking
Venue: The Parade Room, 1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Children's Rights , Criminal Defence , Youth Justice & Child Rights

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Garden Court Chambers is hosting an in-person event for CPS, defence and community care Kent-based solicitors exploring how to address issues that arise in criminal cases when putative children are age assessed as adults in Canterbury.

Come along to understand local authority duties. Merton compliant age assessments. What practical steps to take when putative children come into contact with the justice system and working with local authorities.

The issue of age disputes has become prevalent in Kent due to the arrival of people in small boats. Using case studies and recent research, we will uncover the issues and explore practical solutions.

Following this workshop, Garden Court Chambers, Humans for Rights Network, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, Youth Practitioner’s Association and Child Rights & Youth Justice aim to produce a legal guide about age disputed people in the justice system.


  • Stephanie Harrison KC, Garden Court Chambers
  • Kate Aubrey-Johnson, Garden Court Chambers
  • Jennifer Twite, Garden Court Chambers
  • Maria Moodie, Garden Court Chambers
  • Oliver Persey, Garden Court Chambers
  • Victoria Taylor, University of Oxford
  • Maddie Harris, Humans for Rights Network
  • Jack Stewart, GT Stewart Solicitors

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