‘Caught in the Net’….Cameron Brown QC writes for Counsel Magazine

March 26, 2021

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