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.
Contributed to


Judicial deference and the margin of appreciation
Judicial deference and the margin of appreciation
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the doctrines of judicial deference and the margin of appreciation in the context of human rights law. Judicial deference (the weight given to the views of Parliament and executive as to proportionality of the interference), and the margin of appreciation (the leeway enjoyed by States to evaluate local needs and conditions impacting on implementing human rights), assist in determining whether a decision on point in a case constitutes a proportionate interference with one or more Convention rights within the competence of the legislature or executive.

Public authorities under the Human Rights Act 1998
Public authorities under the Human Rights Act 1998
Practice notes

Under the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) public authorities are required act in a way that is compatible with Convention rights. Whether a body is a public authority for the purposes of the HRA 1998 can be determined on whether they are a core or non-core public authority. This Practice Note outlines the case law for both core and non-core public authorities and circumstances to take into account.

Status of Strasbourg case law
Status of Strasbourg case law
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the law around whether the decisions in cases taken to Strasbourg are binding on the UK. It outlines how the Human Rights Act 1998 gives effect to Convention rights and the extent of the mirror principle.

Practice Areas


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

Qualified Year

  • 2010


  • 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


  • 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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