Alexander Campbell

Alex is a skilful and experienced barrister whose practice primarily spans issues of public law and property law. Alex’s experience of complex public law issues including human rights, equality issues makes him extremely well-placed to assist clients in litigation across the many fields of law in which these issues arise.

Alex has been praised by judges as an 'excellent’ advocate, for his ‘forensic precision’ in approaching cases and has been described as ‘an expert’ in his fields of practice. He is well-liked by clients for his approachable manner and for his ability to bring clarity to complex cases. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2018 and is described as a ‘rising junior with a growing reputation’.

Alex was called to the Bar after an exceptionally strong academic background. Alex holds a law degree from Trinity College, Cambridge and was awarded multiple prizes for his academic performance whilst there. He holds a Master’s degree in French Law from France’s most prestigious law school, l’Université de Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, and a Master’s degree with distinction in public law and human rights from University College London. Alex has been the recipient of a prestigious Pegasus Scholarship under which he spent time working as a barrister in Paris.

Alex writes regularly in legal publications in his areas of practice online, in journals and books.
Contributed to


Convention rights
Practice notes

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms which contracting parties are required to respect. This Practice Note summarises the main Convention rights and the case law interpreting them.

Convention rights—compatibility
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), ie compatibility with Convention rights. It outlines the parliamentary procedure to make statements during the early stages of the legislative process to the effect that proposed legislation is compatible with Convention rights. It also considers sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998, which respectively concern the duty to interpret legislation compatibly with Convention rights and the courts’ power to declare a legislative provision to be incompatible with Convention rights. It also includes a tracker of declarations of incompatibility.

Convention rights—derogations, reservations and the margin of appreciation
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the general routes to a judgment that a public authority has not violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). These include derogations, reservations and matters within a state’s margin of appreciation. It also briefly considers the limits on restrictions which ECHR contracting states can place on Convention rights.

Convention rights—structure of qualified rights
Practice notes

Human rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), ie Convention rights, can be broadly divided into three groups: absolute, qualified and limited. This Practice Note identifies what qualified Convention rights are, and examines the conditions that are necessary for an interference with qualified Convention rights to be permitted under the ECHR.

Practice areas


  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Social Housing Law Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • Franco-British Lawyers Society
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association
  • Bar Lesbian and Gay Group


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel


  • LLM (Public Law and Human Rights) (with Distinction) University College London
  • MA in Law Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Matrise en droit (Masters degree in French law) Universit de Paris II Panthon-Assas
  • Bar Vocational Course

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