Chris has over 15 years' experience acting for social care providers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. His clients include insurers, local authorities, health trusts, housing providers, national charities, domiciliary and residential care providers, and sports governing bodies. As well as defending claims, with particular experience in group actions, he also provides legal advice on all aspects of social care and safeguarding, covering both adults and children.
The scope of the legal duty of care owed by local authorities to children has been dramatically reduced.
The Supreme Court has given a judgment today that, for the first time, holds a local authority vicariously liable for abuse by foster carers.
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'Tenacious, tactically astute, very personable and popular with clients', Chris Webb-Jenkins represents social care providers in the public and private sector and handles high-value local authority liability claims. Legal 500 2017