Oliver Glasgow QC

Barrister, QC

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 appears on behalf of the major prosecuting authorities in high profile trials of the utmost gravity and his work has won the plaudits of judges and opponents alike.
  • He defends in regulatory and health and safety cases, and acts for interested parties in public inquiries and inquests where his advocacy skills have marked him out as “something special”.

He advises and acts for individuals and companies alike on all aspects of business crime and regulation.

In sports law his areas of expertise include disciplinary tribunals and appeals, advising individuals and teams on doping allegations, and advising teams and companies on betting irregularities.

  • He has represented several high profile stars and teams in connection with allegations of on field misconduct.
  • He has advised several teams and individuals in connection with allegations of doping and their dealings with UKAD and WADA.
  • He presently represents one of the largest betting companies in connection with a dispute arising from access to commercially sensitive data.
  • Chambers UK described his knowledge of sports law as “impressive” and recognise that his defence of sportsmen receives “much media attention”.


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Oliver Glasgow QC


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