Appointed in 2021 as First Senior Treasury Counsel and on the Attorney-General’s list of approved counsel. He has a reputation for detailed preparation, exceptional advocacy and is “an especially good cross-examiner”. He is recommended in the top band of new silks in the Chambers UK Guide and the Legal 500.
He divides his practice between working at the highest level in the criminal sphere and specialising in complicated and serious quasi-criminal and regulatory work.
He advises and acts for individuals and companies alike on all aspects of business crime and regulation.
Winner of the Crime and Extradition Silk of the Year at The Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2022.
“An exceptional lawyer in a different class from most. His approachability, knowledge of his subject and general demeanour make him a pleasure. He inspires those he interacts with both professionally and personally.” – Chambers UK 2023
“Oliver is a first-class lawyer, who rightly deserves his appointment as First Senior Treasury Counsel. His work is always meticulously prepared, and his presence in court commanding.” – Legal 500 UK 2023
“Extremely tenacious, hard-working and a perfect gentleman.” and “An extraordinary talent and a man who knows his job inside out.” – Chambers UK 2022
“Polished and highly intelligent, he is simply one of the best prosecutors around. Master of his brief and a deadly cross-examiner. Mr Glasgow is very approachable, decisive and always dealt with the cases to the highest standard. He’s an excellent advocate, concentrates on the issues in the case and engages well with other court users.” – Legal 500 UK 2021
“A class act” and “an incredibly courageous advocate.” – Chambers UK 2021
“An immaculate prosecutor.” “His work rate is phenomenal. He turns papers around in an amazingly speedy way – he’s excellent.” Chambers UK 2020
“An effective advocate and a formidable opponent.” – Legal 500 2020
“Articulate, bright, sensible and easy to deal with.” – Legal 500 2017
“His attention to detail and work rate, balanced with a confident yet light touch, make him an impressive advocate.” – Legal 500 2017
“A real star of the future.” – Chambers UK 2017
“He’s a real class act and a really consummate prosecutor.” – Chambers UK 2017
“He is a rising star of the future.” – Chambers UK 2016
“A very careful, strong persuasive advocate in writing and on his feet.” – Legal 500 2016
“He is a brilliant prosecutor and unbelievably hard working.” – Chambers UK 2015
“A standout junior.” – Legal 500 2015