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Daniel Glover

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Daniel Glover - Deans Court Chambers


  • Royal Belfast Academical Institution
  • The Kings School, Sydney
  • Liverpool University, Law- First Class Honours
  • MMU Law School- BPTC- Very Competent


  • Treasury Counsel Junior Barrister Scheme

Professional Associations

  • Northern Circuit


  • Lincolns Inn Harwdicke Scholarship
  • Frederick P. Trust Excellence Scholarship (BPTC)
  • Deans Excellence Award- Top of Year Civil Advocacy (BPTC)


Daniel’s practice encompasses a broad range of commercial and insurance litigation with a particular focus on commercial, professional liability and claims arising from personal injury litigation.

Daniel is a robust junior advocate with significant experience in litigation at both first instance and on appeal. He has appeared in the High Court and is routinely in the County Court on a wide variety of matters encompassing general commercial litigation, multi-track, fast track and small claims trials.

Daniel has specific experience advising/liaising with a range of clients including Multinational Companies, NGO’s, SME’s, Insurance Firms, Charities and private individuals. He has also advised overseas and offshore firms on matters of jurisdiction, including the Isle of Man.

Having undertaken a commercial and chancery focused pupillage under Sebastian Clegg, Daniel undertakes and is regularly instructed in the following areas:

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

In line with chambers expertise, Daniel has an exceedingly busy and demanding court practice. It includes cases concerning Occupiers Liability, Defective Premises, Employers Liability and Product Liability. Further, claims concerning medical negligence.

Daniel is frequently instructed to settle Fast Track and Multi-Track Defences, Part 18 questions, Part 35 questions and schedules of loss (including Inheritance Act & Fatal Accidents Act claims).

Professional Liability

Daniel has experience across all areas but has a particular interest in both contentious and non-contentious claims against solicitors, including under settlements, limitation issues and inheritance planning. He has also dealt with construction professionals, surveyors and valuers, insurance brokers and financial professionals.


Daniel’s commercial and property practice regularly involves consideration of issues of a chancery nature such as breach of directors’ duties, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of trust and proprietary remedies. Daniel has significant experience of trusts of land, including claims under the Trusts of Land and Trustees Act 1996 and further, Wills and Probate, including contentious probate and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Insurance (Inc. Property and Construction)

In line with chambers expertise, Daniel’s practice encompasses insurance work, particularly in the context of Contribution claims, coverage issues and policy interpretation.   He has experience of a wide range of coverage issues and often advises on matters of policy construction in relation to motor, medical, travel and home insurance.   Recent coverage work includes a claim against an insured for failure to disclose a pre-existing medical condition.

Credit Hire

In line with chambers expertise, Daniel is well versed with credit hire litigation and operates a busy junior practice in both the North and South of England & Wales. He has advised on credit hire fraud and is regularly instructed to argue issues concerning need and enforceability in claims made by companies who are signatories to credit hire agreements.

Daniel has recently been appointed lead counsel on a potential credit hire fraud ring.


Daniel has significant experience with inquests, including Article 2 inquests. During pupillage Daniel acted for the family of the deceased during a 6-week inquest over a death in custody. He has since appeared on inquests against Treasury Counsel, including a high-speed chase ending in the death of several motorists (see notable cases).


Daniel’s interest in this area stems from his sporting as well as legal background and welcomes instructions concerning contractual disputes in an employment context, in particular those that relate breach of contract in sport, either for the employer or employee.   

With Rugby and Football links in the UK and Australia, Daniel welcomes instructions on an international nature.

Overseas/Offshore (inc Channel Islands, IoM, Falklands)

Daniel take a personal interest in overseas work and has recently advised on cases in the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Falkland Islands. During his second six Daniel assisted Leading Counsel on a multijurisdictional Tax Appeal concerning a tax mitigation scheme.

Daniel recently advised school parents in their capacity as guarantors following their child’s alleged breach of the terms of a scholarship grant.

Daniel is currently advising and drafting pleadings in a Fatal Accident Act Claim on the Isle of Man. 


In line with Chambers expertise, Daniel is instructed across all areas of his on difficult costs issues. Daniel is frequently instructed on Case Management Conferences and Interim Costs only applications.

Most recently Daniel has succeeded on several applications concerning CPR 44 in order to recover Defendant costs outside of QOCS protection. (see notable cases)

Notable Cases

  • Commercial [2017]

    Advised and drafted particulars of Claim in Contribution Act proceedings concerning damage caused to a factory following a gas explosion.  

  • Professional Negligence [2017]

    Currently instructed on a claim brought against a firm of solicitors due to failure to issue personal injury proceedings in time. 

    Following CCMC, claim to be listed for preliminary issue trial

  •  Personal Injury [2017]

     Offshore fatal accidents claim.

     Drafted Counter schedule. 

     Claim value in excess of £250k 

  • Personal Injury [2017]

    Employers liability claim

    Drafted schedule of loss. Value 300k 

  • International and Overseas

    A vs A [2017]

    Advised parents who were guarantors under a tuition fee scheme. 

    The school sought to recover fees paid due to the student having breached the terms of their tuition grant

  • Chancery Commercial [2017]

    Currently advising on a potential group litigation concerning the actions of several 

    Mortgage brokers concerning targeted loans and tactics employed which may amount to undue influence. 

  • Personal Injury 

    Ellingham v Spirit Pub Company Limited [2017]

    Employers Liability claim struck out following successful application prior to trial.

    Costs of the action and application recovered. 

    Clearway Drainage Systems v Miles Smith[2016] EWCA Civ 1258 applied.  

  • Personal Injury 

    McQueen v Higgins [2017]

     (i) Following an oral application in the face of the court the Claimants claims were struck out pursuant to CPR 33.9(1)(a) given that there was no attendance at all by the Claimant. 

    (ii) Further to the above, an application succeeded  to disable QOCS protection given the absence of the Claimant at trial, this being an obstruction of the just disposal of proceedings. 

    (iii) Pursuant to CPR 44.15(1)(c)(i) the judge awarded costs and such costs were recovered in full. 

  • Personal Injury

    Anon v Anon [2016]

    Claim struck out pursuant to CPR 44.15(1)(a), the court forming the view that upon hearing submissions immediately following the Claimants evidence there was no reasonable grounds to bring the claim. The Claimant had failed to prove medical causation where the accident circumstances reported in the medical report differed to those within his witness statement. The court having struck the case out, disabled QOCs protection and enforced a costs order (on an indemnity basis) against the Claimant. 

  • Professional Negligence

    Mohammed Hafiz v BPS [2016] 

    Two day multi-track trial concerning claims against a firm of solicitors for professional negligence. The Claim was successfully struck out in full with costs awarded to the Defendant. The claim being struck out on the morning of Day 1 due to the claim being issued against the incorrect party for the purposes of when the cause of action arose. The court relying upon the High Court cased of  Insight Group & Insight Softward v Kingston Smith (a firm) [2012] EWHC 3644 (QB).

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Anon -v- Several Banks [2015]

    Currently advising on several interrelated possession claims in respect of a business owners outstanding loans.

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Re: D Linsley (Contentious Probate) [2015]

    Advised on the implications of bringing a probate claim in the High Court in relation to undue influence/ and capacity.

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Barr -v- United Utilities Limited [2015]

    Advised on subrogated insurance claim in respect of severe flooding as a a result of underground construction works.

  • Tax

    Anon -v- The Commissioner for HM Customs and Revenue [2014-15]

    Junior to leading Counsel in Upper Tax Tribunal Appeal in respect of income tax appeal worth in excess of £5 million.

  • Inquest

    Inquest Touching Upon the Death of Ross Waters [2014]

    Instructed to attend an Article 2 inquest representing the interests of a motorist who ran into a man along a highway following his attempt to evade an arrest. The man had been involved in a high speed police pursuit involving the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire Police Departments. The inquest concluded with a finding of misadventure.

  • Inquest

    Inquest into the Death of Christopher Oldham [2013]

    Instructed to represent the family in relation to a death in custody. The inquest lasted just over two weeks and included several multidisciplinary expert witnesses in addition to a cumulative list of over 30 government/healthcare employees.

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Hanson v Zurich [2013]

    Drafting skeleton argument for a preliminary hearing on principles of accord and satisfaction for the purposes of agreed terms of settlement.

  • Chancery and Commercial

    Sykes v Crowder [2013]

    TOLATA fast track trial focusing on the principles established Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 7 and the supplemental case of Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53

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