Iain Glidewell

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The Right Honourable
Sir Iain Glidewell
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Personal details
Born Iain Glidewell
(1924-06-08)8 June 1924
Died 8 May 2016(2016-05-08) (aged 91)
Nationality British
Alma mater Worcester College
Oxford University
Occupation Judge
Profession Barrister

Sir Iain Glidewell PC (8 June 1924 – 8 May 2016) was a Lord Justice of Appeal[1] and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man. He was made a privy councillor in 1985.[2]

He was educated at Bromsgrove School[citation needed] and Worcester College, Oxford where he was later made an Honorary Fellow.[citation needed] At Gray's Inn, one of the four English Inns of Court, he held the positions of Treasurer (1995),[3] and Master of the Bench.[3]

In 1997 he was commissioned by the British government to review the Crown Prosecution Service. His report made recommendations to maximise efficiency within the prosecution process.[4][5] Glidewell maintains the opinion that in the United Kingdom, QCs should be appointed following the recommendation of a panel chaired by a retired Law Lord or a Lord Justice of Appeal.[6]

He died on 8 May 2016.[7]


  1. ^ BBC News 20 May 1998 Retrieved 6 December 2010
  2. ^ UK Government: Privy Council Office Retrieved 6 December 2010
  3. ^ a b Gray's Inn: Lists of Officers Retrieved 6 December 2010
  4. ^ UK Government: Crown Prosecution Service Retrieved 6 December 2010
  5. ^ UK Government: Official Documents Retrieved 6 December 2010
  6. ^ Malkin, Brendan Lord Chancellor in silks U-turn (2003), The Lawyer'' Retrieved 6 December 2010
  7. ^ Glidewell