Angus is described as one of the leading QCs at the Bar in his varied fields of practice by Chambers & Partners.

He was a member of the ‘A’ Panel of civil Treasury Counsel for 8 years, during which time he regularly appeared on matters of public and private law both on behalf of Government departments, other public bodies, and as amicus curiae before the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords, as well as representing the UK Government at the UN in Geneva and in ECtHR proceedings in Strasbourg. He has appeared in 8 cases before the House of Lords / Privy Council / Supreme Court. He won the Chambers and Partners award for personal injury and clinical negligence barrister of the year 2009, and took silk in 2010.

As well as his appearances acting for the Government, Angus has been instructed as the special advocate in some of the most high profile cases of recent years in the field of national security. These include:

  • Abu Qatada; Zatuliveter (alleged Russian spy whose appeal against deportation was allowed)
  • AF (No.3) (House of Lords case considering requirements of fairness in control order proceedings)
  • Al Rawi (civil claim of Guantanamo detainees against the UK Government)
  • Pham (statelessness and deprivation of British citizenship)
Public Law Clinical Negligence Inquests & Coroners Professional Discipline Environmental Law
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