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St John's Buildings

Chambers of Sally Harrison QC

7 LEOPOLD STREET, SHEFFIELD, S1 2GY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0114 273 8951
Fax:
Fax 0114 2760848
DX:
10565 SHEFFIELD 1
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnsbuildings.com

Joseph O'Brien

Tel:
Work 0114 273 8951
Email:
Web:
stjohnsbuildings.com/people/joseph-obrien
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Sally Harrison QC)

Work Department

Court of Protection
Catastrophic Injury
Clinical Negligence
Public/Administrative
Inquests
Employment
Disease

Position

For many years Joseph has been recognised as a leader in the field of adult social care and Court of Protection proceedings. He is regularly instructed by local authorities, hospitals, CCGs and other health care providers. Joseph is also instructed by the Official Solicitor and family members. He regularly advises pre issue providing comprehensive guidance on evidence and focussing on the issues which need to be determined.

Joseph appears in medical and welfare cases. In addition, he is often instructed in contested property and affairs applications.

Since the onset of the argument about what is ‘deprivation of liberty’, Joseph has been at the cutting edge of this jurisprudence. He has appeared in a number of the leading cases and lead in the Supreme Court in the case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council [2014] UKSC 19 (leading Ian Goldsack).

Joseph’s experience of public law, human rights, mental health and personal injury/clinical negligence ensures that his advice and representation is of the highest quality.

In the field of adult social care he has regularly advised public authorities on service provision, commissioning and procurement issues. He appears regularly in the Administrative Court on applications for judicial review.

Career

Joseph read law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. After graduating he became a lecturer in law in the Faculty of Law, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was called to the Bar in 1989. He undertook a pupillage in Newcastle upon Tyne and joined chambers in 1990.

Member

  • North Eastern Circuit
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Administrative Law Bar Association


Regional Bar : North Eastern Circuit

Court of Protection

Within: Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Joseph O’Brien - St John's Buildings ‘A barrister who takes no prisoners.’

Within: Court of Protection

St John's Buildings is home to Joseph O’Brien, who has established expertise in Court of Protection cases; deprivation of liberty matters are a key specialty.

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