Damien Welfare   

Damien Welfare
Cornerstone Barristers

Damien Welfare is a public law barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. He came to the Bar in 2001 after a career in local government, and has also worked in central government. He specialises in Information Law (data protection, freedom of information, and environmental information), advising and representing clients; and also in local government law and legislative drafting. He is the author of Cornerstone on Information Law (Bloomsbury, 2019), a one-volume guide to the GDPR, Environmental Information Regulations, and FOI Act. He is a contributor to Data Protection – A Practical Guide to UK Law (ed. Peter Carey) (OUP, 6th ed., 2020). Damien writes and speaks regularly on Information Law issues, including for Freedom of Information and Privacy and Data Protection journals. Damien is a Member of the Examination Board for the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection, and of the Editorial Board of Freedom of Information Journal.


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 Sharing in the Public Sector
FOI and Data Protection - How They Work Together
Understanding the Environmental Information Regulations

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 Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection