Browne Jacobson Barristers understand that making sure you have the right advocate presenting the strongest case possible whilst robustly protecting you and your organisation’s reputation in court is paramount. Operating in the same way as self-employed counsel, our team of high calibre barristers can be instructed directly by clients or through any of the specialist legal teams at Browne Jacobson to represent for you in court when it matters most.
Our in-house Chambers of practising barristers, professionally clerked, have a wealth of experience acting for public bodies including central and local government, health and education clients, as well as insurers on behalf of large corporate bodies and small to medium sized enterprises.
Approved by the Bar Standards Board to provide the highest quality training and delivery of advocacy through to full Bar qualification via our Pupillage training route, we’re also acknowledged as a leading employer by the Social Mobility Foundation. Our team is proudly diverse and driven by industry leading employment practices to improve representative inclusion at the Employed Bar.
As trusted practitioners, our barristers have extensive experience working hand in glove with our solicitor colleagues at an early stage and throughout the lifetime of proceedings, ensuring you always have the highest quality legal expertise.
Counsel, Holly Quirk, secured the first Female Genital Mutilation Order nationally on behalf of a school who had concerns a pupil might be removed from school for this purpose.
Ben Bentley, Barrister, successfully defended the school’s decision to require pupils to wear face masks during the lead judicial review case nationally, brought during the Covid pandemic against DfE Guidance.
Fiona Butler, represented the Trust at an inquest which examined the safeguards of an offender who was released on licence having murdered his partner, who went on to kill his next partner.
Samantha Paxman has represented a number of public bodies in applications to the Court of Protection to determine whether it is in P’s best interests to have the Covid vaccination where family members disputed this.
“They have responded to requests at short notice and are able to manage periods of high demand. They work within the principles of the organisation: Honesty, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Teamwork with every case.”
“I have been particularly impressed by the approach of the lawyers in the team who have engaged, and supported, family and friends present during proceedings as family are an integral part of the care provided in life and being included following a death is so important.”
“The approach taken by Browne Jacobson Barristers in every matter is robust, clear and informed.”
The issue of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and the importance of education providers to act promptly.
In this second Advocacy in Action update, we consider the issue of claims arising from school placements during Covid-19 lockdown.
The Browne Jacobson team of barristers are celebrating their 10th anniversary in December 202 and will be reflecting on their experience at hearings before Courts and Tribunals nationwide to identify key issues and lessons for schools and education providers.
The High Court has ruled in a highly significant case that a tenant’s lease is not frustrated by Brexit.
In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.
Back in 2017 we wrote about the case of London Borough of Southwark and the City of London v Transport for London  EWCA CIV 1220 that had just been heard in the Court of Appeal.
What happens when an accused cannot stand trial in criminal investigations? There are many situations whereby after a criminal investigation has started, an accused individual can no longer stand trial.