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Sam Jacobs

Barrister at Doughty Street

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Sam specialises in public law, civil actions against public authorities, and inquests. He has been instructed as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, and in a major Public Inquiry. Sam's civil actions and inquest work arises primarily in cases involving police and prisons. He is a contributor to the forthcoming Police Misconduct (Legal Action Group). In public law, Sam is regularly instructed in community care and Children Act matters. He has acted in high profile cases of SG v SSWP concerning the lawfulness of the so-called 'benefit cap', and Moseley v Haringey LBC on the law of consultation, both in the Supreme Court.

Sam Jacobs's Passles

Doughty Street - Civil

Community Care and Health

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CN v Poole - a duty of care no more...

Until recently, children who have suffered abuse that might have been avoided but for inadequate intervention by childrens social...

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Accommodation: duties and powers under the Care Act 2014

In the case of R (SG) v London Borough of Haringey  John Bowers QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, made a curious finding that...

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Funding problems for Staying Put...

It's one thing to have a well intentioned policy; it's another to commit to it by proper funding.  In 2014 the government introduced a...

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