Peter Glenser QC > Chambers of Steven Kay QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row


Peter both prosecutes and defends very serious offences, in particular murder, serious violence, gang-related offending, serious sexual offences and firearms cases.

Peter also has a specialist knowledge of, and expertise in, firearms and firearms legislation, animal welfare, environmental offences and wildlife crime. In 2020 he successfully prosecuted a major CITES case involving the smuggling of European eels with an eventual retail value of £53m.

Peter is frequently instructed for the appellant in firearms licensing matters throughout England and Wales and is ranked in the legal directories in both crime and licensing.

In addition to a busy and heavy general criminal workload Peter specialises in military law.

He has been involved in many if not most of the more serious and high-profile court 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 experience of inquests with a jury and is licensed to receive instructions directly from members of the public.

Peter also practises from Cornwall Street Chambers in Birmingham and 18 St. John Street Manchester.


Criminal Bar Association

Association of Military Court Advocates

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Agricultural Lawyers Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Peter Glenser QC9 Bedford RowA charismatic , charming and highly effective advocate who goes the extra mile for his clients. An exceptional advocate with a solid grasp of the particular issues involved in military cases and an encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal law.

A polished and professional set‘, 9 Bedford Row has a strong reputation for handling prominent defence instructions, but is equally adept at prosecuting; chambers is well known for its expertise in acting in courts-martial and terrorism cases. Peter Glenser QC, leading Sean Sullivan, prosecuted a seafood salesman, who was convicted of illegally importing and exporting critically endangered European eels (with a total aggregate value of £53m) to East Asia over a two-year period.