Experience

Alex specialises in cases involving road vehicles, including new driverless technologies, and high-value personal injury claims. His book on the law of driverless cars was published in 2017. He lectures on that and other legal subjects and is a senior trainer in advocacy for the Inns of Court. He is expert in the trial of allegedly fraudulent claims, particularly those involving criminal networks and electronic evidence, as well as in high-value vehicle damage and hire cases. He is also a specialist in legal costs and in cases involving security contractors. Alex is an experienced negotiator.

Directories

“Particularly noted for insurance fraud cases involving criminal networks and electronic evidence”  Legal 500 2017

“Prompt, detailed and comprehensive in his advices” Chambers and Partners 2017

““A standout barrister” Legal 500 2016

“The most forensic advocate” Legal 500 2015

“A commercial, tactically aware barrister whose advocacy skills are first-class.”  “He has a deep understanding of all the issues, and is good for a tricky case.” Chambers and Partners 2015

“Meticulous … Fearless in challenging his opponents” Legal 500 2014

Education

Bristol University (BA (Hons) English Literature, 1993)
The City University (CPE Diploma in Law, 1994)
The Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Finals, 1995)
King’s College, University of London (Diploma in European Community Law, 2001)

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Advocacy Training Council

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Connect

Alizada v Khan and Ageas Insurance Ltd Bradford County Court (unreported)

For D2 insurer.  Dismissal of a contrived road accident claim with a £50,000 costs order against the Claimant. A 3 year investigation had uncovered no direct connection between the Claimant and fraudulent behaviour but a great deal of other, circumstantial evidence of dishonesty. The Judge, directing himself that all rested upon the Claimant’s performance under cross examination, found the claimant to be complicit in the fraud and a dishonest witness, dismissed the claim and ordered indemnity costs against him, £50,000 of which he was to pay within 14 days.

Widlake v BAA Ltd 2009] EWCA Civ 1256; [2010] CP Rep 13; [2010] 3 Costs LR 353; [2010] PIQR P4

For Defendant. Claimant denied costs of proceedings where, whilst recovering damages in excess of Defendant’s Part 36 offer, she had dishonestly exaggerated her claim and failed to make any offers to settle her case.

Coles v Greaves & Norwich Union [2005] EWCA Civ 679

For Claimant: trial judge’s findings on medical evidence in favour of Defendant overturned on ground of insufficient reasoning.

Future Abuses of Driverless Technologies and Counter Measures

21st September 2017


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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue VI – September 2017

21st September 2017

Please see link below for Issue 6 of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction

28th February 2017

Law Brief Publishing, 28th February 2017

 

The first book to consider the likely impact of driverless cars upon the law in Britain – not only upon the laws formed by road traffic accidents but also the changing landscape of data and privacy, roads, crime, employment, insurance and Brexit.  It explores present law, the possible laws of a fully “driverless” future and the “untidy transition” period that we are likely to experience soon.

 

“The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction” is an exploration of future law in clear, accessible language – aimed not only at specialist audiences (developers, lawyers, insurers, policymakers) but at anyone interested in this exciting field.

 

Available in paperback and Kindle editions from the link below.


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Driverless Vehicles: Law and Insurance Update

25th July 2016

Alex Glassbrook reviews the government’s recent paper on the law and insurance of self-driving vehicles, notes some changes of approach and tries to predict the future.

 


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TGC Fraud Update

9th October 2015

Welcome to the inaugural edition of TGC Fraud Update, a new publication from the fraud team at Temple Garden Chambers containing a number of articles on legal matters relevant to insurance fraud practitioners and a digest of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.


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Supporting the Legal Profession in Zimbabwe

1st May 2014

Alex Glassbrook reports on the Advocacy Training Council’s work in Zimbabwe and finds encouraging signs of judicial independence, an active Law Society and a reinvigorated Bar.


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‘You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!’ (employers’ responsibility for violent employees)

30th September 2005

Many employees are authorised to use physical force. Some use force without permission. Alex Glassbrook examines employers’ vicarious liability for the torts of violent employees.


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Alex Glassbrook will be speaking at The Future of Transportation World Conference, in Cologne, Germany, on 6 July. 

20th March 2017

Please see link for further information : www.thefutureoftransport.com


Law of Driverless Cars

28th February 2017

Alex Glassbrook’s book, “The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction” is published today, in paperback and on Kindle.

This is the first book to consider the likely impact of driverless cars upon the law in Britain – not only upon the laws formed by road traffic accidents but also the changing landscape of data and privacy, roads, crime, employment, insurance and Brexit.  It explores present law, the possible laws of a fully “driverless” future and the “untidy transition” period that we are likely to experience soon.

“The Law of Driverless Cars: An Introduction” is an exploration of future law in clear, accessible language – aimed not only at specialist audiences (developers, lawyers, insurers, policymakers) but at anyone interested in this exciting field.


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Dismissal of two RTA claims heard together, 10 January 2017

13th January 2017

Alex Glassbrook, instructed at trial by Keoghs for two insurance companies, secured the dismissal of two claims made in relation to two alleged road traffic accidents, as well as costs orders against the unsuccessful claimants including orders for payments on account of the insurers’ costs of £10,000 per claimant.

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Update on Driverless Vehicles

25th July 2016

Alex Glassbrook reviews the government’s recent paper on the law and insurance of self-driving vehicles, notes some changes of approach and tries to predict the future. Driverless Vehicles: Law & Insurance Update.

 


Dingemans J approves a PPO in a brain injury case with a ‘stop-start’ provision for Court of Protection costs

21st June 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Tom Ranson of Ashtons Legal) appeared for the Claimant. Alex Glassbrook (instructed by Gurbir Thethy of DWF LLP) appeared for the Defendant.

The claim involved a middle aged man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a running down accident. The Parties agreed to settle the claim on a combined lump sum and Periodical Payment Order basis with periodical payments being agreed in respect of future claims for loss of earnings, case management and care / support worker provision.

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