Alexander Campbell#722

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.
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Convention rights
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 of legislation
Convention rights—compatibility of legislation
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines compatibility of legislation with the Convention rights under the Human Rights Act 1998. 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 incompatible with Convention rights. It also includes a tracker of declarations of incompatibility.

Convention rights—derogations, reservations and the margin of appreciation
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
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.

Homelessness in Wales—interim duties
Homelessness in Wales—interim duties
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the interim duties owed by a local housing authority (LHA) in Wales toward those presenting as homeless. It covers when interim duties occur, the need to provide immediate accommodation in certain circumstances and when the interim duty is discharged.

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

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.

Practice Areas

Panels

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

Qualified Year

  • 2010

Membership

  • 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

Education

  • 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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