Deans Court Chambers

Expert legal advice and advocacy, delivered by an outstanding team of Queen’s Counsel and barristers.

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
  • 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

Awards

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

Profile

Daniel has a busy advisory and court based practice.

He brings particular experience of advising Multinational Companies, NGO’s, SME’s, Insurance Firms, Charities and private individuals following time spent working in the field of International Arbitration in Australia and the UK.

Daniel is frequently instructed to advise overseas and offshore firms on matters of jurisdiction, choice of laws and general insurance disputes.

He is an impressive negotiator and much of his skill in this area has arisen from working in the fields of international arbitration, accountancy and finance.

Daniel is the appointed Legal Advisor to the Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport Board since December 2017 and acts as Pro-Bono Legal Counsel for Sports Resolution.

Daniel is Direct Access qualified. He works directly with companies and individuals to provide a personalised legal and business advice across a range of industries.

He also welcomes instructions in mediations and other forms of ADR. He is member of CEDR.

Areas of Practice

Commercial:

His commerical practice focuses predominately on:

* Construction and Property.

* Company/Partnership.

* Insolvency.

* Contract.

* Sales of Goods.

* Information law.

Chancery

Daniel has developed a niche area of chancery work focusing on:

* Contentious probate, including the validity of wills.

* Law of capacity.

* Claims involving the administration of Estates.

* Legacy Fraud

Data Protection, Privacy & Information:

Daniel has a particular interest with emerging areas of law and in particular, GDPR, information and cyber law. Daniel provides both advisory and consultancy based work in relation to:

* Compliance with statutory obligations to private individuals, businesses, local authorities, professionals and specialist bodies.

* Advising on potential breaches of the DPA 2018.

* Rights and liabilities of individuals and businesses.

Personal Injury:

Daniel has a busy Defendant based practice with a particular focus on:

* Occupiers' Liability.

* Employers’ Liability.

* Defective Product.

* GDPR claims.

His recent experience includes complex injury and large loss claims.

Daniel is member of the Civil Fraud team and contributor to Civil Fraud Newsletter.

Professional Liability & Sport:

Daniel has a particular focus on the following areas:

* Solicitors negligence and in particular limitation issues, collateral contracts and implied retainers.

* Construction professionals, including Surveyors & Architects.

* Claims against insurance brokers and financial professionals .

Within his sports practice:

* Contract and agency disputes.

* Disciplinary proceedings.

* Media and sponsorship.

* Personal injury claims and employment related claims.

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.

    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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