Described as “a brilliant and balanced advocate” and being “exceptionally bright, able, independent-minded and thorough”, Angus is recognised as one of the leading QCs at the Bar in his varied fields of practice.

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 has extensive experience in conducting medical claims of the highest value and complexity.  He won the Chambers and Partners award for personal injury and clinical negligence barrister of the year 2009, and took silk in 2010, and medical law remains a major specialism.

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(proceedings in various courts, including the House of Lords, against Islamic extremist)
  • 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)
  • Sarkandi and McGartland (first two appeals against closed procedures ordered under s.6 of the Justice and Security Act 2013)

Since its launch, he has been an editor of the UK Human Rights blog, which was set up and is maintained by members of 1 Crown Office Row.

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