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Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

39 Essex Chambers81 Chancery LaneLondonEnglandWC2A 1DD

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

UK Bar - Mediation - Silks 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC offers a “highly rated” mediation practice and is a go-to mediator for a variety of disputes, including construction and professional negligence.

Biography

Edwin Glasgow CBE, QC, FCIArb, is a member of 39 Essex Chambers, now practising both there and from their Singapore chambers principally as an arbitrator and mediator. He was called to the Bar in 1969 and took silk in 1987.

Edwin Glasgow QC has extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator. He has successfully settled over 90 per cent of the matters in which he has been appointed mediator, both domestically and internationally. He has dealt with complex disputes in Africa, USA, the Middle East and Asia in addition to the UK. He was the founding co-chair of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and is its honorary advisor.

With a legal career spanning over 50 years (more than 30 of them as a QC), Edwin has extensive experience in commercial, construction and general litigation, acting as counsel and, now, as an arbitrator and mediator. In addition to his UK practice he has been involved in commercial and civil engineering litigation and dispute resolution in the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, East Asia, Mauritius and the Caribbean; professional negligence in Singapore and the USA; and human rights cases in several jurisdictions including Malaysia and Africa.

Edwin has been involved in many of the public inquiries and litigation associated with major disasters and other high-profile events during the past three decades, including the inquiries into the Piper Alpha, Guinness, Bradford City and Hillsborough disasters, and the Bloody Sunday shootings. He was chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel between 1992 and 1998, and is a judge of the Qatar Financial Regulatory Tribunal. In 2013 Edwin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers & Partners.

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