Leading public law junior Steve Broach has joined 39 Essex Chambers with immediate effect.
Broach’s key area of specialism is in the rights of disabled children, young people and their families.
39 Essex Chambers said: “He has particular expertise in the duties owed to this cohort by public bodies across education, health and social care. However Steve has an extremely broad public law practice which also encompasses commercial judicial review and public law challenges to regulatory decisions.”
Broach has worked with barristers from 39 Essex Chambers on a number of recent high profile cases, including last year’s challenge to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Education in relation to the alleged under-funding of special educational provision (Simone and others), where he acted for the claimants with Jenni Richards QC and Katherine Barnes.
39 Essex Chambers added: “Steve is joining chambers to maintain his core public law practice while also developing other practice areas, particularly in relation to the Court of Protection, regulatory work and public inquiries."