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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
  • Legal Advisor to Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Board
  • Sports Resolution Pro-Bono Panel

Professional Associations

  • Northern Circuit
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association


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


Daniel Glover has a busy and diverse practice developed over the past decade in all aspects of insolvency, company, finance, professional negligence and general insurance litigation (including civil and commercial fraud), including GDPR and DPA issues such as data breaches, compensation claims, ICO actions, subject access requests, direct marketing, and media disputes.

He has appeared in reported cases, arbitrations, mediations and represented professional and lay clients across a variety of jurisdictions.

Prior to qualifying as a Barrister Daniel worked in the fields of International Arbitration, finance and business across several continents where he would regularly liaise with and advise multinationals, NGO’s, SME’s, Charities and high net worth individuals.

Examples of Daniel’s most recent work include:

  • Advising a firm of insolvency practitioners concerning misfeasance claims.
  • Advising an SME on a merger deal.
  • Acting for and advising a group of building companies concerning a partnership dispute and subsequent asset purchase.
  • Drafting and advising on heads of terms in acquisition of commercial premises in excess of over 2million by overseas investor.
  • Acting for minority shareholder in dispute over voting rights.
  • Advising on business interruption insurance claims arising from Covid-19
  • Acting for several retailers and caterers in contractual disputes in relation to frustration and force majeure clauses concerning Covid-19

Aside from a busy advisory practice, Daniel has extensive experience of trials, interim applications (including injunctions) and all forms of ADR.

Daniel is a former rugby union player and applies his experience to his sports practice. He is currently appointed to Sports Resolution Pro Bono Panel.

Daniel has a distinct and busy direct access practice and can be contacted directly

Areas of Expertise

ADR (Arbitration/Mediation)

Civil Fraud and Insurance Disputes

Commercial Litigation


Insolvency & Restructuring

Information Law

Professional Negligence

Trusts, Wills & Probate

Notable Cases

  • Highways Act 1980/Common Law Negligence

    Comber v (1) Virgin Media Limited & (2) St Helens MBC (2018)

    The claim was brought against both the First & Second Defendant in common law negligence arising out alleged injuries sustained when she fell into an open electricity grid.

    Following the trial the District Judge was asked to consider an application made by Mr Glover (on behalf of St Helens MBC) to have the claim against Second Defendant struck out given no right to compensation arose at common law (Goodes v Essex CC [2000] 3 All ER 603 applied).

    The application was successful and the claim against the Second Defendant was struck out. The judge struck out the claim pursuant to CPR 44.15 which disapproved QOCS and costs were summarily assessed in favour of the Second Defendant.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 Actproceedings concerning damage caused to a factory following a gas explosion.

  • Professional Negligence [2017]

    Currently instructed on a claim brought against a firm ofsolicitors 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 havingbreached 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 faceof 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 todisable QOCS protection given the absence of the Claimant at trial, this beingan obstruction of the just disposal of proceedings.

    (iii) Pursuant to CPR 44.15(1)(c)(i) the judge awarded costs andsuch 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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