Stephen J Glover

Called: 1978


Practicing for over 35 years (the last 20 of which as Joint Head of Chambers), Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as Barrister, Mediator and Arbitrator.

Stephen is expert in all types of financial remedy proceedings and cohabitation disputes.

Over the last 30 years Stephen has also specialised in Clinical and Legal Professional Negligence and also has extensive experience in Personal Injury cases for both claimant and defendant; predominantly in industrial disease.

Stephen is a qualified arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) specialising in financial disputes arising in the domestic context.


Chambers & Partners 2017 - Joint head of chambers and a specialist in financial remedy work, he is praised for his tactical skills and offers considerable courtroom experience. He is known for advising on complex property, trust and inheritance issues.
Strengths: "A recognised practitioner for matrimonial finance who is very good at what he does."

Clinical and Professional Negligence

Stephen’s Clinical Negligence caseload in recent years includes claims of alleged failure to diagnose (or culpably late diagnosis of): birth asphyxia, sepsis, intracranial haemorrhage, myocardial infarction, cervical, prostate, skin, breast and gastrointestinal tumours, cauda equina, compartment syndrome, gallstones, fractures, (including skull fractures in abused infant), hospital acquired infection and bipolar disorder.

Recent Instructed Cases include:

• Local Authority missing signs of abuse in a baby that subsequently suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of a family friend.
• Spinal manipulation of chiropractor leading to embolic stroke following vertebrobasilar artery dissection.
• Damages for the cost of adapted accommodation following the abandonment of the Roberts v Johnston formula.
• Sufficiency of informed consent to disc replacement surgery in athlete.
• Out0of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.

Matrimonial Finance

Stephen has conducted substantial asset financial remedy cases since the beginning of the 1980s covering all aspects, including multi-disciplinary matters, offshore trusts, worldwide freezing orders, ante and post nuptial settlements, advising on and drafting pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, complex corporate interests, financial misconduct cases, etc.
He is regularly instructed in cases concerning:

• Post-separation windfall/business success
• Professional clients (doctors, lawyers and accountants)
• Private/family businesses
• Joinder of other parties (disputes as to ownership of matrimonial assets)
• Farming cases

Cohabitation, Civil Partnerships and TOLATA

Stephen is also frequently instructed in cohabitant/trusts of land/inheritance disputes.

Recent Cases summary:

Undue influence: cohabitant dispute that ended in a trial in the Chancery Division involving a review of the case law on this difficult topic.
Common intention constructive trust cases

Mediation & Arbitration

As a Mediator:

Trained as a mediator at Regent's College School of Psychotherapy in London to whom he is accredited (1999). A panel member of the Association of Northern Mediators (2000-present) and a past member of its Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Special Interest Groups. Has acted as sole mediator in successfully resolving over 50 cases over the last 10 years involving a wide range of situations and types of dispute: from the purely non-financial to multi-million pound disputes.

As an Arbitrator:

Qualified as an arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators (MCIArb) specialising in financial disputes arising in the domestic context, i.e. matrimonial finance, cohabitant and inheritance disputes.


Professional Negligence Bar Association
Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
Forum of Family Arbitrators.
Association of Northern Mediators

Post Qualification/Education

Regent's College School of Psychotherapy
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)