Jonathan Glasson QC practises in an eclectic and broad range of civil and criminal work. His practice includes international law, human rights, Inquests and Inquiries, public law, asylum, extradition and mutual assistance, product liability and clinical negligence.
Jonathan had been recommended in Inquests and Inquiries, clinical negligence, product liability, personal injury and civil liberties by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is Develop Vetted and has acted in a large number of national security cases. Jonathan has also acted as a Special Advocate before the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) and the Parole Board. He has also been instructed as Counsel to the Tribunal to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal in a number of cases, including the claims brought by Belhaj and Amnesty International concerning the interception of material protected by Legal Professional Privilege. He has been instructed in a significant number of high profile inquests and inquiries, including the Azelle Rodney Inquiry, the BSE Inquiry, the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, the Mark Duggan Inquest and the In Amenas inquests, Jonathan has a broad range of other ECHR experience and has a particular expertise in ECHR challenges arising from the Russian Federation and the CIS. He is instructed on a range of cases from the Russian Federation concerning politically motivated criminal prosecutions. He has acted for Mikhail Khodorkovsky the former Chief Executive Officer of Yukos, in Strasbourg proceedings since 2005. Jonathan has been instructed in many of the leading product liability cases and has a particular expertise in pharmaceutical product liability.
Jonathan is a Contributing Editor to the Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service (and author of the sections on Product Liability and Psychiatric Injury) and is the co-author of the Blackstone’s Guide to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009. In February 2007, Jonathan was appointed to the A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown which was the earliest date for such an appointment. He was appointed Silk in March 2013, one of the most junior in call to be appointed.
Jonathan accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.
Chambers and Partners 2016 states that Jonathan is a “very clever man” who has “first-class judgement in difficult cases” and is “one of the best at this type of work.”
Jonathan is recommended in Inquests and Inquiries by Legal 500 2015.
Chambers and Partners 2015 describes Jonathan as “very thorough, and certainly a trusted pair of hands for matters concerning the Official Secrets Act.” “He is a very fair counsel who is highly effective.” It further describes him as a “very levelheaded individual who doesn’t get flustered by the big challenges that arise in these cases.”
Legal 500 2014 recommend Jonathan for pharmaceutical and medical product liability.
Chambers and Partners 2014 recommends Jonathan as “A new silk with a very broad practice and expertise in many international jurisdictions.” It described him as being ” extremely well prepared and has a huge intellect. Very clever, he knows the law and is extremely personable. He’s well regarded by all the top solicitors.It’s obvious he’s very bright but it’s his personality that really shines out.”
Legal 500 2013 described Jonathan as “an impressive new Silk” and recommended him in Human Rights and Civil Liberties,Product Liability, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence and Healthcare.