Glen has a great deal of trial experience mainly acting for defendants. He specialises in professional liability (lawyers, accountants, surveyors, architects, engineers and insurance brokers) clinical negligence, personal injury, product liability, civil actions against the police and disciplinary proceedings.

Glen is currently defending a £1m counterclaim against a solicitor who is alleged to have provided negligent representation at a mediation.

Glen prepares his cases with great care and provides sound advice. In the case of Beach v Smirnov Mr Justice Holland described Glen as “very persuasive”.

More details of Glen’s practice can be found by clicking on the “Areas of practice” links on this page.

Areas of Expertise

Professional Liability
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Lawyers

Glen has extensive experience of claims alleging mishandled litigation and negligent advice. Also claims arising out of property and commercial transactions.

Glen’s work in this area includes defending claims alleging;

  • trial collapse as a result of failure to give adequate disclose (Wiseman High Court, London)
  • failure to serve proceedings within time (Woolman Shoreditch CC)
  • failure to apply for a new tenancy under Section 25 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • negligent advice on title
  • settlement at an undervalue (Barrie High Court, Chancery Division, London)
  • negligence in relation to powers of attorney
  • another settlement at an undervalue (there is said to be a lot of it about at the moment) (Thorpe Nottingham CC)
  • negligent advice about prospects of success in litigation (Odina  Uxbridge CC)
  • failure to advise on provisional damages in a claim concerning mesothelioma (High Court, London)
  • negligence in relation to a vendors cash sale incentive
  • negligence in relation to ground rent
  • negligence in relation to mortgage subsidy
  • negligence in relation to the difference between a joint tenancy and a tenancy in common
  • negligence in relation to the change in the name of the purchaser (High Court, London)
  • negligence in relation to an option to purchase
  • negligence in relation to a staged accident (Liverpool CC)
  • negligence in conduct of litigation (Manchester CC)
  • negligence in relation to issue of proceedings (Northampton CC)
  • negligent advice and advocacy by two barristers (Northampton CC)
  • negligence in relation to possible claim for wrongful birth (High Court, London)
  • loss of £1m counterclaim as a result of negligent representation at a mediation (Southend CC & Court of Appeal)
Accountants, Auditors & Actuaries

Glen has extensive experience defending claims alleging audit failure. Some said to be worth a lot of money (at least at the outset).

Glen’s work in this area includes defending claims alleging;

  • defective performance of duties as a receiver. (Knight v Lawrence  High Court, Chancery Division, London).
  • negligent advice in connection with Lloyds.(Keith Fawkes Underwood v Hamiltons & Hereward Phillips High Court, London).
  • £4.5 million audit failure (Munradtech Industrial Generators High Court, London).
  • defective status report.
  • misrepresentation in business plan.
Surveyors & Valuers

Glen has extensive experience of surveying and valuation claims. Both residential and commercial.

Glen represented the claimant in Abbey National v Key Surveyors High Court, TCC, London.

Glen’s work in this area includes defending claims alleging;

  • failure to detect dry rot.(Hooberman v Salter Rex High Court, London).
  • failure to detect structural defect.(Cross v David Martin & Mortimer High Court, London).
  • defective advice in connection with settlement of an arbitration.( Blake Newport High Court)
  • defective property management.
  • negligent valuation of a petrol station. (High Court, Chancery Division, mediation).
Architects

Glen has extensive experience of claims alleging negligent design and negligent inspection.

Glen’s work in this area includes defending claims alleging negligence in relation to;

  • an award winning metal roof that leaked. (Driscoll v Nye Saunders High Court, TCC, London.
  • misplaced metal reinforcement in concrete floor slab. High Court, TCC, London.
  • crazed floor surface in computerised warehouse. (Oxford University Press v John Steadman High Court, TCC, London).
Engineers

Glen has experience of claims arising out of major structural collapse and land subsidence and in particular;

  • collapse of mid town Victorian office block the night after an engineer was said to have said; “ A crack is not a crack until you can get your hand into it.”
  • scaffold collapse as a result of high winds.(High Court, TCC, London)
  • housing estate built on peat.(High Court, TCC, Salford
Insurance Brokers & Agents

Glen has experience of defending claims alleging under insurance or wrong insurance and in particular;

  • a claim by a householder with no insurance to cover death of workman at his home.(High Court, London)
  • a claim by a jeweller with inadequate insurance.
Clinical Practitioners

Glen’s experience in this area includes claims against doctors arising out of;

  • death as a result of sub arachnoid bleed.
  • death as a result of failure to diagnose stomach ulcer.
  • drop foot after surgery.
  • foreign body left in hand after surgery.
  • child given 400 times the safe dose of radio iodine in her mother’s milk
  • Expert evidence given at trial by Consultant Physician

Also a claim by a professional rugby player against a physiotherapist

Personal Injury
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Glen’s work in this area includes representing the defendant;

  • in a number of claims for psychiatric injury (Tew v Brown High Court Bristol, Palmer v Becque Brighton CC, Brazier v Hilderbrand, Canterbury  CC, Russell v Law Oxford CC and Culverwell v Crier Birmingham CC)
  • in a claim for spinal injury (Vellunga v Hurvel High Court, London)
  • in a claim for spinal injury arising out of the collapse of the wheel of a motorcycle during a motorcycle race. (High Court London)
  • in a brain damage claim (Beach v Smirnov)
  • in a £1m claim for psychiatric injury (Willis v Vauxhall Centre CCLC & Court of Appeal)
  • to a £1m counterclaim for spinal injury (Wood v Igoea High Court, Birmingham & Court of Appeal)
  • in a £2.5m claim for brain damage by a property developer (Fouladgar v Southover Food Co Ltd High Court, London)
  • in an application for an order that an admission made by the defendant’s insurer could be withdrawn (Farley v South West of England RDA CLCC)
  • in an application to strike out a claimant’s claim for damages arising out of his employment on an oil rig off the coast of Angola on the basis that the claim should have been brought in the British Virgin Islands (Hookham v Online Consultants Ltd Norwich CC)
  • in a £1m claim for hand injury by a “dinosaur vet”.(real vet, CGI dinosaur McNabb v Impossible Pictures Ltd) (High Court, London)
  • in a £.25m claim for knee injury (Bowden v Clyst Holdings Ltd, Exeter CC, mediation)
  • in a £.5m claim for brain damage. (Poon v Boothville Roofing  Ltd  Northampton CC, mediation)
  • in a £.25m claim for ankle injury (Hickson v Denne Construction Ltd High Court London)
  • in a £1m claim for brain damage (O’Brien v Premier Recycling Ltd, High Court, London)
  • in a claim for paraplegia brought by a fellow competitor in a motorcycle race (McKeever v Motorsport Vision High Court, London)
  • in a £500,000 claim for spinal injury (Plymouth CC)
  • in a £7m claim for brain damage (High Court Leeds)
  • in a £600,000 claim for a de gloving injury to the leg (High Court London)
  • in a £500,000 claim for CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) (Guildford CC)
  • in a £1.5m claim for spinal injury (Plymouth CC)
  • in a £600,000 claim for multiple injuries sustained by a race marshal during a saloon car race (Aldershot CC)
  • in a liability only trial of a claim by a motorcyclist for the loss of his leg in a collision between his motorcycle, a car and a bus (High Court London, Court of Appeal)
  • in a £2m claim for psychiatric injury (Bournemouth CC)
  • in a claim by a nurse against a NHS Trust (Norwich CC)
  • in a claim by a doctor against a NHS Trust (Wolverhampton CC)
  • in a claim by a support worker in a secure psychiatric hospital against a NHS Trust (St Albans CC)
  • in a claim by a nurse against a NHS Trust (Northampton CC)
Product Liability
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Glen’s work in this area includes claims alleging;

  • derailment of a train as a result of a “flat” wheel.(High Court, London)
  • loss of crop as a result of chemical application.  (D’Mario v Ciba Geigy High Court, London)
  • deformity of cattle as a result of chemical discharge.
  • flammability of a child’s cot.(Maitland Walker v Mothercare High Court, London)
  • defective hip replacement.(Piper v Joint Replacement Manufacturing Ltd (Derby CC)
  • collapse of a lighting truss at a rock concert that resulted in a $3 contribution claim from the United States of America. (Not us Ltd v Unusual Rigging Ltd, High Court, London)
Civil Actions against the Police
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Glen’s work in this area includes defending claims alleged malicious prosecution for murder namely;

  • Rees v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary High Court, London. Application to strike out.
  • Goodridge v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary High Court, London.
Disciplinary
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Glen has represented the Bar Council before the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal, the GMC before the GMC Fitness to Practise Panel and the RICS before the RICS Disciplinary Panel. Glen has also represented defendants accused of disciplinary offences.

Glen’s work in this area includes;

  • representing the GMC in a case of a general practitioner involved in drug abuse. (General Medical Council v Dr Field)
  • representing the GMC in a case of a general practitioner involved in an inappropriate emotional relationship with a patient.  (General Medical Council v Dr Nixon)
  • representing the RICS in a case involving misconduct by an expert witness. (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors v Hinton)
  • representing the RICS in a case involving bribery in connection with a £54m property transaction in Paris. (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors v Llewellyn)
  • representing a general practitioner accused of failing to detect an ectopic pregnancy. (General Medical Council v Dr Depner)
  • representing a firm of surveyors before the RICS Disciplinary Panel who had previously pleaded guilty in Nottingham Crown Court to an offence under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and been fined £75,000 (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors v Oakhouse Commercial LLP).

Qualifications & Memberships

Glen is a member of the Midland Circuit and the Professional Negligence Bar Association.

LL.B (Hons) Law

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