The Rt. Hon. Lord Glennie (Arbitrator)

Year of Call: 1992 Year of Silk: 1998

Areas of Expertise

Professional Experience

Lord Glennie is returning to the bar after some 15 years on the bench.  He has joined Axiom Advocates as an arbitrator member only, with a view to accepting appointments as an arbitrator (both domestic and international).  He has also re-joined his London chambers, Twenty Essex, again as an arbitrator member.

In his career at the bar in commercial chambers in London, Angus Glennie appeared in the Commercial and Admiralty courts, and in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords, as well as in other jurisdictions such as Gibraltar and Brunei.  He also appeared regularly as counsel in arbitrations under LMAA, LCIA and ICC rules (as well as before commodity trade associations) and acted as arbitrator in arbitrations under such rules.

In his practice at the bar in Scotland, Angus Glennie appeared frequently in the Commercial court in Edinburgh and was also instructed as counsel in arbitrations relating to commercial and construction disputes.

After being appointed to the bench in 2005, Lord Glennie was for four years (2007-2011) the principal commercial judge.  With the coming into force of the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, he was appointed an arbitration judge in 2010, dealing with the first cases to come before the court under the Act.  He was also an intellectual property judge and a judge of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber).  He was appointed to the Inner House in 2016.

In 2015-6 Lord Glennie chaired a committee looking into the possibility of setting up an Energy and Natural Resources Court within the Court of Session.

He has been appointed the next Chair of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, and will act as Vice-Chair of the Centre until he takes up that position after ICCA 2020 (now delayed until September 2021).

He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Hon FCIArb).

  • Appointments & Memberships

    2020: Appointed Vice Chair of the Scottish Arbitration Centre.
    2019: Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Hon FCIArb).
    2017: Appointed Chair of the Arbitration Court Users Group (ongoing). 
    2012-2019: Honorary Chair of the Edinburgh University Centre for Commercial Law. 
    2007: Elected a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2007.




Professional Career to date

2016: Appointed to the Inner House (until December 2020)
2005: Appointed a Senator of the College of Justice

  • Commercial Court judge
  • Intellectual property judge
  • Arbitration judge
  • Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber)

1998: QC (Scotland)
1992: Admitted to Faculty of Advocates – practised as Advocate (and in London) until 2005.
1991: QC (England and Wales)
1974: Called to the Bar in England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn) - practised at the Commercial Bar in London (at 4 Essex Court and 20 Essex Street) until 2005.

Education & Professional Qualifications

2019: Elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall
1972: Trinity Hall, Cambridge – MA (Cantab)