Cameron Brown QC has written an opinion piece examining how Sports coaches who commit sexual offences will be caught by a change in the law that addresses the disparity in treatment for 16- to 17-year-olds. He says:
“There is, in the sports arena, the possibility of a real imbalance in power between coach and student and thus increased vulnerability. Senior coaches may be held in high esteem. Students, particularly in the high-performance arena, may be seeking selection for a particular team or financial award, which may make them particularly vulnerable to an inappropriate approach by a coach. The wholesale use of social media, including Snapchat, has led to greater opportunities for abuse and only emphasised the need for a reform of the law.”
Read full piece here: [Counsel Magazine]
Cameron Brown QC is a Legally Qualified Chair for the Lawn Tennis Association.
Additional Research by Pupil Barrister Joshua Ellis