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Glenn Campbell

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Glenn Campbell - Deans Court Chambers



  • Bramhall Comprehensive,Manchester University (LLB)
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, London (LLM)


  • New York Attorney 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Associations

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Northern Chancery Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Full Accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Court of Protection Practitioners Association
  • Court of Protection Bar Association


Glenn’s practice is predominantly concerned with the defence of clients facing allegations of negligence in the course of professional practice, along with disputes traditionally dealt with by the Judges of the Chancery Division.

In the professional negligence arena, Glenn has extensive experience of the defence of a broad spectrum of claims, predominantly in respect of allegations against lawyers, but also those brought against accountants, auditors, financial intermediaries, architects, surveyors and engineers
In the Chancery field, Glenn has substantial experience of advising and pleading across a broad range of litigious Chancery disputes and of advocacy in interim hearings, at trials and on appeals. He has particular experience of witness actions involving highly disputed facts

Professional Negligence

• Claims against lawyers brought by both individual and institutional claimants, and arising out of contentious and non contentious business, with a particular concentration on disputes arising out of the Chancery and commercial areas in which Glenn has experience
• Claims against engineers, surveyors and architects
• Claims against accountants, auditors and financial intermediaries


  • Wills, contentious probate and 1975 Act family provision claims
  • Trusts, both charitable and private, and arising in the context of both commercial and personal cases, along with associated relief and remedies
  • Law relating to the elderly and to vulnerable people, including Court of Protection matters and claims to equitable relief in relation to gifts or transactions
  • Land problems including disputes about contracts, conveyancing, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages and charges, landlord and tenant
  • Company and insolvency, particularly transactional avoidance disputes


  • Insurance disputes; arbitration, avoidance, aggregation, interpretation and construction, and including problems arising in the context of professional indemnity, property, loss of profit and life policies
  • Asset forfeiture claims under the Proceeds of Crime legislation

In addition to his civil practice, Glenn has experience as an advocate in the criminal courts, particularly in cases which raise issues connected to his principal areas of civil practice

Notable Cases

  • Professional Negligence

    Dunhill-v-W Brook and Co and another [2016] EWHC QB 165 and on appeal (where the dismissal of the claim was upheld) at [2018] EWCA Civ 505

    Junior counsel for solicitor defendants in the unsuccessful claim against solicitors and counsel arising out of the settlement of the action Dunhill-v-Burgin [2014] UKSC 18; [2014] 1 WLR., 933

  • Company & Insolvency

    Burnden Group Holdings-v-Hunt [2018] EWHC Ch., 423; [2018] BCC., 404; [2018] 2 BCLC., 122

    Meaning of “contributory” in insolvency; decisions “per incuriam”; basis for the exercise of statutory discretionary powers in company insolvency disputes.

  • Professional Negligence

    Miller-v-Garton Shires

    Professional negligence. Lawyers. Loss of claim for damages for personal injury. Potential for application for summary judgment where Claimant raises issue of fact which, on the documents, is unmeritorious. [2007] PNLR 273 (Court of Appeal)

  • Professional Negligence

    Templeton Insurance-v-Penningtons

    Imposition of Quistclose form of trust obligation on solicitors receiving loan monies in the course of a commercial lending transaction where the solicitors were not retained to act for the lender. [February 15th 2006] Lawtel (High Court, Lewison.J.)

  • Professional Negligence

    Wilks-v-Perkins Mainman

    Challenge to findings of fact reached after trial of claim for damages for professional negligence against lawyers. [May 11th 2005] Lawtel (Court of Appeal)

  • Professional Negligence

    Knight-v-Haynes Duffell Kentish

    Determination of appropriate percentage for recovery of damages in a documents based loss of a chance claim against solicitor. [February 14th 2003] Lawtel (Court of Appeal)

  • Professional Negligence


    Undue influence in the mortgage context and consequential liability of solicitors post RBS-v-Etridge. [2003] Lloyds P.N. 80. (High Court, HHJ Berhens)

  • Professional Negligence

    Aran Caterers Limited-v-Stepien Lake Gilbert and Paling

    Quantification of damages following failure by solicitors to follow correct procedure under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II. [2002] 1 E.G.L.R. 69 (High Court, HHJ Howarth)

  • Professional Negligence

    Birmingham Midshires-v-Wretham and others

    Limitation; causes of action; joinder of claims. [1999] Lloyds Prof Neg Rep., 133 High Court. (HHJ Hicks Q.C)

  • Professional Negligence

    Hughes and others-v-Robbins Olivey

  • Professional Negligence

    Barclay-White-v-Guillaume and Sons

  • Professional Negligence

    Porter and Burns-v-Thompson

  • Professional Negligence/Chancery

    Bristol and West Building Society-v-Mothew

    Junior counsel (led by Jonathan Sumption QC) in the leading case on liability for breach of trust and/or fiduciary duty by lawyers and equitable compensation in respect of such claims. [1998] Ch., 1 (Court of Appeal)

  • Chancery

    Re Stratford deceased; Cattermole-v-Prisk

    Probate. Knowledge and approval. Presumptions. Testamentary undue influence. Lifetime gifts undue influence. [2006] 1 FLR., 693 (Chancery Division; HHJ Norris QC)

  • Chancery

    Hawkesbrook Leisure-v-Reece Jones Partnership

    Entitlement of the tenant of a "non profit" sports club business to seek protection under the business tenancy provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. [2004] 25 EG 172 (High Court, Etherton. J)

  • Chancery

    Inquest re Bursill deceased; Churchill-v-Roach

    Provision for co-habittee under Inheritance Act 1975; interpretation of "living together as husband and wife". [2003] W.T.L.R., 779 (High Court, HHJ Norris QC)

  • Chancery

    Re Buckenham deceased; Buckenham-v-Dickinson

    Wills; want of knowledge and approval; costs in contested probate litigation [2000] W.T.L.R., 1083. (HHJ Roger Cooke)

  • Chancery


    Real property; rights of pre-emption; ability to make a gift by will of land subject to such a right. [1998] 75, P&CR., 428 (Court of Appeal)

  • Chancery

    Re Murphy deceased; Graham-v-Murphy

  • Commercial


    Contractual construction on preliminary issue; assignment of cause of action or proceeds thereof. [2008] EWCA Civ 18; Jan 29th 2008.

  • Commercial

    Fortnum and Mason plc-v-Fortnam Ltd

  • Crime

    Attorney General-v-Krivec (AG's Ref No.8 of 2007)

    Correct approach to the application of "guideline cases"; emphasis of the importance of judicial discretion exercised according to the relevant facts. Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) [2008] Crim App Rep (S) 1.

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