Damien Welfare   

Damien Welfare
Cornerstone Barristers

Damien Welfare is a Barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. He specialises in information law, including freedom of information, data protection, and the Environmental Information Regulations (of which he has made a special study), and local government law.

Damien appears in the Information Tribunal, advises on a wide range of EIR, FOI and data protection issues, and regularly addresses conferences and seminars on these topics. Damien is a member of the Editorial Board of Freedom of Information, and contributes articles on FOI and EIR topics, as well as a regular update of ICO decisions.


Published Articles by Damien Welfare



  • 'Are the EIRs too broad, and is it time to revisit the concept of ‘remoteness’?' - Published in Freedom of Information, Volume 8, Issue 4
  • 'Recent decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal and Information Commissioner' - Published in Freedom of Information, Volume 7, Issue 3



Courses led by Damien Welfare:

Data Protection Act 2018 – Understanding its Implications
Data Sharing in the Public Sector
FOI and Data Protection - How They Work Together
Understanding the Environmental Information Regulations

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Free Sample Article

 Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection