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 Note

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.

Homelessness—interim duties
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the interim duties that a local housing authority (LHA) has to provide accommodation to a homeless applicant pending completion of its initial enquiries into the applicant’s circumstances pursuant to section 188 of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996). It also covers the power to accommodate pending a HA 1996, s 202 review and HA 1996, s 204 appeal of an unfavourable decision for the applicant.

Homelessness—the meaning of the terms ‘homelessness’ and ‘threatened homelessness’
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the definitions of the terms ‘homeless’ and ‘threatened with homelessness’ as set out in section 175 of the Housing Act 1996 (HA 1996). Where a local housing authority (LHA) believes that a person is homeless or may be threatened with homelessness, it has a duty to make inquiries into their eligibility for homelessness assistance and into what housing duty (if any) is owed to them under HA 1996.

Tort—the different types of tort
Practice Note

This Practice note provides a brief outline to the torts of trespass to land, trespass to the person (assault, battery and false imprisonment) and trespass to goods, privacy/defamation, liability for animals, product liability, employers’ liability, vicarious liability, and accessory liability and procurement liability in tort. Negligence and nuisance claims are dealt with elsewhere in our related content.

Other work

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


  • 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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