What our barristers do

Safeguarding in England has moved beyond the government’s ‘No Secrets’ publication issued in 2000 and been transformed by the Care Act 2014. In Wales, the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 has brought about a new approach to safeguarding adults at risk.

Our barristers provide specialist expert advice in every aspect of safeguarding, covering the full spectrum of policy, investigations and court work.

We are well known for our work in safeguarding adults at risk and are the ‘go to’ source for counsel where the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court is being invoked.

Outside the statutory framework, our barristers work in multiple fields to keep safe children and adults at risk.

We also advise in respect of safeguarding children in the context of sport and education.

Who our barristers act for

Our barristers represent statutory services that safeguard adults and adults who themselves are at risk.

We also advise charities on their safeguarding policies, investigate incidents and prepare responses to the Charity Commission in respect of safeguarding children and adults.

Many of our barristers are experts in the production of independent analysis and reports.

Where our barristers act

Our barristers act in the High Court and Coroner’s Court as well as internationally. Many our barristers sit as assistant coroners, on safeguarding review panels and on the boards of charities.

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