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Steve Broach

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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)


Steve practises across the broad spectrum of public law. His practice has two main focal areas. Firstly, Steve has particular interest and expertise in the rights of children (in particular disabled children) and disabled adults and others in need of services and support. Steve acts mainly for individual claimants in judicial review claims and a wide range of parties in Court of Protection proceedings. He also advises and represents a number of NGOs and public bodies. Secondly, Steve regularly acts for professionals in appeals and challenges to regulatory decision-making, particularly police disclosure decisions in the context of Enhanced Criminal Records Certificates and barring decisions under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.


Called 2008; Middle Temple. Before coming to the Bar in 2008, Steve worked extensively in the voluntary sector on behalf of disabled children and disabled adults. From 2006-2008, Steve was campaign manager for the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign (EDCM), which secured a £770m investment programme in disabled children’s services from 2008-11 to see local authorities provide short breaks for disabled children (in force April 2011). From 2004-2006, Steve was head of public affairs at TreeHouse, the national charity for autism education. Prior to this, Steve established the policy and campaigns team at the National Autistic Society, where he was head of policy and campaigns. Steve has given evidence to a range of parliamentary committees, including the Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Incapacity Bill and the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on child poverty. He has also written widely on legal and policy issues in autism, special education and disability, including articles for Legal Action and ChildRight. Steve is co-author of 'Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families' (Legal Action Group, 2013) and 'Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook' (Legal Action Group, 2010). He wrote the chapter on the Independent Safeguarding Authority (now Disclosure and Barring Service) in 'Professional Discipline and Healthcare Regulators: A Legal Handbook' (Legal Action Group, 2012). Steve was awarded Young Barrister of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2011.


Administrative Law Bar Association; Education Law Association; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Young Legal Aid Lawyers.


Alleyn’s School; University of Edinburgh (2001, MA, history); Birkbeck College University of London (2006, MRes, government, policy and politics); BPP Law School (2006, GDL; 2008, BVC); Middle Temple (Diplock Scholar and Queen Mother's Scholar).

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Steve Broach - Monckton ChambersMaster of the law on the disabled child. Very strong specialist.

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