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Education

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

Appointments

  • Treasury Counsel Junior Barrister Scheme

Professional Associations

  • Northern Circuit

Awards

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

Profile

Daniel is a robust junior with significant experience in litigation at both first instance and on appeal. He has appeared in the High Court as sole counsel and is routinely in the County Court and before a variety of tribunals on a variety of multidisciplinary matters.  He is also part of the junior treasury counsel scheme. 

Daniel had specific experience advising  Multinational Companies, NGO’s, SME’s, Insurance Firms, Charities and private individuals. He has also advised overseas and offshore firms on matters of jurisdiction.

He welcomes instructions in the following sectors: 

Practice Sectors:

- Personal injury

- Clinical Negligence

- Commercial

- Sport

- Professional Discipline & Risk

- Employment

Experience: 

Personal Injury 

Daniel is particularly experienced across a diverse range of personal injury litigation.His main focus is Occupiers Liability, Employers Liability and Defective product claims. 

Daniel is frequently instructed to settle FT and MT defences, schedules (and counter schedules) of loss and to advise experts in conference. 

*See notable cases for his more recent work. 

Clinical Negligence

Daniel acts for both Claimants and Defendants. Daniel has experience of claims concerning GP failures, delayed diagnosis, consent issues, cosmetic surgery, ophthalmic and dental claims. 

Daniel is also well versed with mediation and settlement meetings in this particular area of practice. 

*See notable cases for his more recent work. 

Commercial

Daniel has a mixed commercial practice. He has advised on matters concerning partnership disputes, sale of goods, contractual arbitration and insurance policies. Recent work has included advising on a medical coverage disputes, brokerage and credit hire agreements. 

*See notable cases for his more recent work. 

Sport

Within his sports’ practice Daniel accepts instructions relating to commercial claims, disciplinary proceedings, personal injury claims and employment related claims. 

Daniel played rugby, athletics and football to a high level and has a particular passion for these particular areas of sport law. 

He is a member of LawinSport and strong supporter of pro-bono and charitable initiatives in sport. 

*See notable cases for his more recent work. 

Professional Discipline & Risk

Daniel has a particular focus on disciplinary work concerning sport and medical law. Most recently

Daniel was led by Mary O’Rourke QC in sport disciplinary proceedings against the Lawn Tennis Association. 

Daniel also welcomes instructions concerning professional negligence actions. His experience includes claims against solicitors, construction professionals, surveyors and valuers, insurance brokers and financial professionals. 

* See notable cases for his more recent work. 

Employment 

Daniel accepts instructions across a niche area of employment law, predominately in relation to claims concerning director’s disputes, breach of contract, unfair & wrongful dismissal, TUPE transfers and professional discipline.  

He particularly welcomes instructions involving a cross over between sport and employment law. 

*See notable cases for his more recent work. 


Notable Cases

  • Professional Negligence [2017] 

    Higgins & Ors v ERC Accountants & Business Advisors Ltd [2017] EWHC 2190 (Ch)

    The case concerned the validity of service of a claim form and whether relief could be granted to a claimant within CPR 6.15 or 6.16. 

    The case appeared in the Law Society Gazette. 

    https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/judges-warning-dont-expect-opponents-to-flag-up-your-mistakes/5062892.article#commentsJump

    For a full copy of the judgment click the link below:    

    http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2017/2190.html

  • Sports Law

    LTA v An individual [2017] 

    Mary O’Rourke QC leads Daniel Glover in Lawn Tennis Club Appeal

    Acting for an individual on Appeal to an Independent Appeals Committee. 

    The case concerned allegations of historic sexual abuse and issues concerning notification within the remit of the LTA Disciplinary Code for the purposes of an Appeals Process. 

  • 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 39.3(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.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/

  • 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.

    http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/

  • 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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