Steve Broach > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright KC and Richard Harwood KC
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1DD
England

Position

Steve is a specialist public lawyer with a particular interest in disability and children’s rights cases. His practice focuses on cases concerning health, education and social care issues, involving both complex individual cases and challenges to policies and legislation. As well as appearing in judicial reviews in the Administrative Court and onwards appeals, Steve also frequently acts in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal on special educational needs and disability discrimination cases. He also has a broad public law practice spanning regulatory and commercial challenges, as well as acting in the Court of Protection, frequently instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor. Steve is co-author of Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook (Legal Action Group, 3rd edition, 2020) and an editor of the Community Care Law Reports.

Career

Called 2008; Middle Temple; pupillage and tenancy Doughty Street Chambers 2008-2014; tenancy Monckton Chambers 2014-2020; tenancy 39 Essex Chambers 2020 and ongoing.  Former head of policy at the National Autistic Society and campaigns manager for the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign.

Languages

French (conversational)

Memberships

ALBA; CPBA; Education Lawyers Association; HRLA.

Education

University of Edinburgh (2001 MA History first class); University of London (2006 MA Politics); BPP Law School (2006 GDL, 2008 BVC very competent).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Steve Broach39 Essex Chambers ‘Steve is a go to barrister for challenges to local authorities and government departments. He is clear, persuasive and extremely quick minded.’

London Bar > Local government (including rating law)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Steve Broach – 39 Essex Chambers ‘Steve is a go to barrister of choice for challenges to local authorities and government departments. His near encyclopedic knowledge of education and social care law means that his work is always to an exceptional standard, both in terms of written work and on his feet.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Steve Broach39 Essex Chambers ‘His advocacy is beautifully clear and persuasive; always immaculately prepared. He works collaboratively; he has a rare appreciation of the wider policy issues in a case.’

London Bar > Education

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Steve Broach39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers stands out for its ‘excellent‘ education offering. At the silk end, Fenella Morris KC‘s workload includes advising on challenges to awarded degrees, refusals in admissions and negligence and breach of contact claims in universities. At the junior end of chambers, recent work includes Steve Broach and Jack Anderson appearing in R (L, M, P) v Devon County Council, a case concerning the issue as to whether there is a fixed time limit for local authorities to complete reviews of EHCPs.