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Peter Glenser QC
Peter’s practice spans both the prosecution and defence of very serious offences. A large part of his practice involves courts martial, and he is a recognised expert in firearms law.
Background and Expertise
Peter specialises in military law, food crime, licensing, inquests, and regulatory law, especially rural and agricultural matters.
A large part of his practice involves defending military personnel at courts martial in the UK and abroad.
He has been involved in most of the more serious and high-profile courts martial of recent years – including cases of murder, manslaughter, rape, serious sexual assault, other violence and dishonesty, as well as cases arising from alleged ill-treatment of enemy combatants, non-combatants and subordinates on operations.
He has also been a Royal Naval pupil supervisor for several years.
Peter has a specialist knowledge of, and expertise in, firearms and firearms legislation – and is frequently instructed for the appellant in firearms licensing matters throughout England and Wales. He is regularly involved in criminal cases that involve the use of firearms.
He has experience of inquests with a jury and is licensed to receive instruction directly from members of the public.
He is a CPS Grade 4 prosecutor.
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Other Activities and Interests
- Peter is Chairman of the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, the UK’s largest shooting organisation. He writes for The Shooting Gazette and other publications on matters concerning firearms law
- He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Gunmakers
- Away from work, Peter is usually found enjoying the British countryside or in the kitchen
Professional commentary and attribution
"Excellent with lay clients, and a skilled and formidable advocate." (Legal 500, 2017)
"Has cornered the market in firearms licensing, and regularly defends private clients who have breached firearm licence requirements. He is praised for the depth of his knowledge of this area."
"A lawyer with a good network of connections in the firearms community" who is "approachable, amenable and always well liked by clients."
Chambers UK, 2018
"An extremely good advocate before tribunals."
Legal 500, 2016
PROFILE: Peter Glenser QC
‘Particularly good for anything to do with firearms.’
Legal 500, 2019
Inquests / public inquiries
Regulatory / Disciplinary
020 7489 2727
Inns of Court School of Law
CBA, AMCA, ARDL, ALA
CPS Grade 4 prosecutor