Oliver Glasgow KC

Oliver Glasgow KC

"Oliver is First Senior Treasury Counsel. He is a class act. His memory is phenomenal, his command of facts is second to none, he is a first class lawyer and advocate. Forceful, direct and devastating. An opponent to be feared in court but a gent outside. Oliver is at the very top of his game."

Legal 500 UK
Year of call: 1995 KC: 2016
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Public Prosecution

In serious and organised crime his areas of expertise include murder, firearms and terrorism.

  • He appears as sole or leading counsel in cases at first instance and in the Court of Appeal.
  • His appointment as Treasury Counsel has seen him instructed in some of the highest profile prosecutions to take place in recent years.
  • He acts for all the principal investigative agencies and prosecution bodies.
  • He has acted for the Security Services, the MoD and the government in cases of national security.
  • He provides training to solicitors and advocates on criminal litigation and advocacy, and has written articles and books on criminal law.


Recent Instructions:

R v Kirill Belorusov

The defendant was convicted of the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend (a French film producer), whose body he then buried in a shallow grave in her back garden before he played out a detailed deception upon her friends and family by sending messages from her mobile phone that gave the impression she was alive and well.

R v Seed & Others

The defendants were convicted of the murder of their friend and fellow gang member who died in a shoot-out they had with their rivals and was killed by a bullet fired by an unidentified member of the rival gang: it was described as a home side homicide. It was the first case of its kind ever to be prosecuted and it has attracted huge social debate and academic interest.

R v Jordan McSweeney

The defendant was convicted of the shocking murder of Zara Aleena – the young lawyer who was dragged off the street, sexually assaulted and then beaten to death. The offence attracted international media attention and his sentence and subsequent misconduct has further fueled the debate about the safety of women and the punishment of men who kill women.

R v Al-Jundi & El-Abboud

The defendants were convicted of defrauding and murdering an elderly divorcee, hiding her body and leaving a false trail of evidence for her family and friends intending to lead them to believe that she had gone overseas.

“An immaculate prosecutor” – Chambers UK

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