Safeguarding and Sport

Safeguarding & Sport

This seminar is suitable for experienced/junior lawyers across sports, safeguarding, regulatory and disciplinary, public law, civil liability.


Tuesday 10th September 2019


6pm – 7pm (registration from 5.30pm)
There will be a drinks reception following the seminar.


39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane

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This seminar is free to attend.

Speakers include:

About the speakers:

Nicola Greaney’s sports practice covers public law, regulatory law, damages claims arising out of abuse, human rights and data protection. She acts for organisations, employers and individuals. She is currently instructed in a number of damages claims arising out of historic abuse allegations brought by individuals who claim to have been abused as children whilst members of youth organisations. She represented the General Pharmaceutical Council in HA v University of Wolverhampton and General Pharmaceutical Council [2018] EWHC 144 ,  a case which considered the circumstances in which a University was entitled to seek disclosure of criminal convictions of prospective students for a pharmacy course. She is regularly instructed by regulators and individuals in disciplinary proceedings and/or appeals in cases where the allegations concern inappropriate relationships between a professional person and a client/patient.

Katherine Apps recently moved to 39 Essex Chambers. Her sports practice spans public law, data protection, employment law, human rights, EU law and contract law.  She sits on Sport Resolutions Panels of Arbitrators including the National Safeguarding Panel, Integrity, Discrimination and Commercial Dispute. She advises and appears for organisations, charities, employers and individuals. Amongst other cases she appeared in R(G) v X School and Y Council [2012] 1 AC 167 in which the Supreme Court considered the duties of an employer towards a teaching assistant facing allegations of child safeguarding breaches where a referral was to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Steve Boocock is a child protection in sport expert and manager of one of the network of Active Partnerships. He was the first director of the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. He is a former probation officer with experience of risk management and assessment of offenders.  He has extensive experience of the provision of community based treatment programmes for sexual offenders.

Key Contact:

Callum Rampley


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39 Essex Chambers is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council to provide CPD accredited courses. This course is accredited for 1 CPD hour.

The venue has full disabled access, however, if you do have any special requirements, please contact Callum.

NB: This programme of speakers and talks is subject to change.

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