Glenn Willetts

Viewing: Commercial Litigation for Glenn Willetts

Glenn has a broadly based commercial practice with particular experience of both trial and interlocutory litigation concerning banking instruments, including guarantees, mortgages and other securities, professional negligence claims acting for and against a number of professionals (including engineers, architects, insurance brokers, builders and solicitors), the construction and rectification of commercial documents, exclusion and limitation of liability clauses, product liability and the enforcement and challenge of restraint of trade clauses. Glenn also deals with breach of warranty cases, examples including fraudulent breaches of warranty and breaches relating to contracts of land.
Glenn has also advised upon a wide range of commercial law matters.
In his free time Glenn is a competitive judo player (he recently won a gold medal at the British Masters Championships 2017 in Cardiff). Glenn also enjoys Obstacle Course Racing, circuit training, skiing and generally running around after his 3 daughters.
Recommendations
“He’s very bright, very well organised and shows splendid judgement.” “He’s a very strong advocate and really controls the courtroom – if you instruct Glenn you know you’re in the safest of hands.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Very able counsel, both on his feet and on paper.” “He’s hugely intelligent and pleasant.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Particularly good on paper, his written work is drafted fully and clearly. He’s also very good on his feet when dealing with curveball questions from judges. Clients like him too as he’s down to earth and speaks the client’s language.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
McBride v. UK Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 144
test case credit hire appeal concerning the correct test to be applied in respect of the assessment of Basic Hire Rates, including a successful appeal in respect of the issue of a hirer’s entitlement to hire from a credit hire company with a nil hire excess position.
Savills (UK) Limited v. Blacker [2017] EWCA Civ 68
successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in respect of the correct contractual interpretation of an estate agency contract.
Edkins v. Hopkins [2016] EWHC 2542
estates case concerning a challenge to the validity of a will on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.
Bir Holdings v. Mehta [2014] EWHC 3903 (Ch)
care home shares sales dispute including numerous claims of breaches of warranty.
Wallbank v. Price [2007] EWHC 3001
trusts dispute and defences of duress and undue influence.
In the matter of TT Industries Limited and in the matter of Fibaflo Industries Limited (2006) BCC 372
application to extend the period of an administration order in respect of a company after the expiry of the statutory period, the provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 Sch.B1 para.77(1)(b)
Ian Wilson (HMIT) v. Stephen Clayton [2004] EWCA Civ 1657 (2005) STC 157 (2005) IRLR 108
test case as to the meaning of benefit in kind within section 154 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.
Memberships
Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
Queen’s Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple, Major Scholarship.
Qualifications
Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield.
Birmingham University, LLB(Hons), First Class.
Pembroke College, Oxford University, BCL (Oxon), First Class.
Inns of Court School of Law, London, BVC.