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Representation at the Youth Court Guide and Free Advice

Are you, or someone you know, about to appear in the Youth Court? If you are under 18, or are a concerned parent or guardian, you need to contact JD Spicer Zeb’s expert Youth Court solicitors.

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If you are due to attend the Youth Court, it is important that you get expert Youth Court representation right away. That is why we recommend that you contact our specialist Youth Court solicitors, as soon as possible, so that we can provide specialist Youth Court advice and support to help secure the best outcome for you. For all Funding Options for Court Click Here. We offer Private and Legal Aid.

For a free initial consultation on your legal position and the available options, contact our local offices in LondonBirmingham or Manchester.

Our expert Youth Court lawyers have all the necessary knowledge, skill and expertise to present your case in, helping make a positive difference between either being found guilty or not, or getting a custodial or non-custodial sentence.

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Why choose JD Spicer Zeb?

  • 1000's of Cases Dropped
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  • 100's of Years Combined Experience
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Are you looking for an experienced Youth Court solicitor?

When you instruct our team of criminal defence solicitors at JD Spicer Zeb, you have the experts on your side. Our specialist Youth Court solicitors in London, Birmingham and Manchester have extensive experience and specialist expertise in defending young people in all manner of cases, from assault, actual bodily harm and murder to weapons and drugs offences.

Our team is led by respected senior partners who have an excellent reputation and track record of success in defending young people in court proceedings.

How can we help?

Common questions

We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.

How quickly do you respond?

We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.

Can you get cases dropped?

Yes, read about the recent cases we've helped our clients with here.

We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you. 

Have you won any awards?


"JD Spicer Zeb demonstrated a clear commitment to client service through their work with vulnerable and diverse individuals in what can be severely traumatic circumstances".

Do you offer free consultations?

Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about  –

  • Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
  • Public and private funding benefits.
  • Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
  • An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
  • Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
  • The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
  • Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
  • Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
  • Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
  • If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
  • This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
  • Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.

Consultations do not apply to the following cases –

  • If we do not intend to take the case on.
  • Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
  • In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
  • Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
  • The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
  • The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
  • In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
  • If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
  • If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance. 
  • If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
  • If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
  • To businesses.
  • Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
  • Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
  • Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
  • Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
  • If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
  • If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.

Why choose JD Spicer Zeb’s Youth Court lawyers?

To put it simply, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of young people. Wherever possible, we will work hard to help you avoid getting a criminal record which can have lasting and detrimental effects for the rest of your life.

Our dedicated team of Youth Court solicitors are strongly committed to working sensitively and compassionately with any young person who has found themselves in trouble with the law. Our main aim is to ensure that you receive the best outcome in Court, no matter what that nature of the offence you have been charged with.

If you are due to attend the Youth Court, we know it can be a very upsetting time for a young person and their parents or guardians to face. That is why we will be there to help you every step of the way.

We will be by your side as your representative at the Youth Court and will ensure that you understand what is happening and what to expect during your Court proceedings. We will explain everything in straight forward plain English, guide you through the Court process and ensure that your needs and those of your parents or guardians are met.

Our Youth Crime team recognises the different levels of care and attention needed by young people in the criminal justice system. We are committed to supporting young people, their families and carers throughout, whether at the police station, youth court or beyond.

What type of cases do JD Spicer Zeb’s Youth Court lawyers take on?

At JD Spicer Zeb, we have experience with dealing with a variety of youth crime proceedings including:

  • Youth trials
  • Police station interviews
  • Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)
  • Persistent Young Offenders
  • Sentencing in the Youth Court

Our team of specialists in youth crime proceedings also have many years’ experience in dealing with common youth offences such as:

  • Possession of Drugs
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Public Order Offences
  • Gang Related Offences

Contact our Youth Court solicitors today!

For urgent specialist advice, immediate representation or to speak to us confidentially about how we can help you with Youth Court advice or representation, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of specialist Youth Court lawyers in London, Birmingham or Manchester on telephone:

  • Brent & Camden London Office: 020 7624 7771
  • Manchester Office: 0161 835 1638
  • Birmingham Office: 0121 614 3333
  • City of London: 0207 624 7771 - our senior Solicitors and Partners can meet by appointment in the City.

Or email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk

Alternatively, you can fill out our quick online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Is it an emergency?

Is it an emergency? Have you or a friend or relative been arrested?

For urgent matters, or in the event of an emergency, you may call our 24-hour, 7 day a week emergency number on telephone: 07836 577 556.

How can we help?

  • Umar Zeb
      • Umar Zeb
      • Senior Partner - Head of Private Client Crime
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  • Lisa Nicol
      • Lisa Nicol
      • Managing Partner - Head of Crime & Serious Cases
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  • James O'Donnell
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  • Sanjay Cholera
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