Oliver Glasgow QC

Oliver Glasgow QC

"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
Year of call: 1995 QC: 2016
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Criminal Regulatory

In health and safety work he has significant experience in corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter trial.

  • He has applied the skills demanded by his high profile criminal work to health and safety litigation with ease. In so doing he has combined his tactical skills and quick thinking demanded together with an ability to review and assess the significance of large amounts of complex material.
  • He has successfully prosecuted several high profile corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter cases.
  • He has advised and represented companies in all areas of health and safety litigation, successfully overturning charging decisions and securing the dismissal of cases at pre-trial hearings.
  • He has provided training to solicitors and companies alike on health and safety and has written numerous articles.


R v Cavendish Masonry

The defendant company was convicted of corporate manslaughter after one of the young men working for them was crushed to death by a block of limestone at a building site.

R v Rooftop Rooms

The defendant company was convicted of health and safety offences after a 16 year old apprentice fell to his death from the scaffold platform on which he was working.

R v Adedeji, Miller & Pullen

The defendants are the doctor and two nurses who worked at the Marie Stopes clinic where a young woman was given a termination following which she died.

“He can think on his feet and responds well to the unexpected.” – Legal 500

Health and Safety Barrister of the Year – Acquisition International

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