Call date: 1992
Areas of Practice
LLB (Hons) 1990 Bar Finals 1991 Called to the Bar 1992
Experience & Expertise
Angus has been in continual practice at the Bar since 1992. He spent his formative years in a mixed set of Chambers. This resulted in him undertaking a vast range of work.
In the 1990’s he formed close associations with a set in Kingston, Jamaica and with lawyers from the Gambia. He then assisted in numerous Privy Council cases, flying to Caribbean and the US. The clients ranged from representing the lawyers for the Medillan cartel, owners of Hotels to that of representing private individuals.
During that period he undertook both numerous leading and led criminal cases of Murder, Child Kidnap and White Collar Fraud. Angus was instructed in numerous high profile Terrorist cases, including one individual who was specifically named by the United Nations Security Council.
Angus was elected joint Head of Chambers of the largest set in Gray’s Inn (70+ Tenants) in 2004. After serving a six year term, Angus stood down and in 2012 and joined Ely Place Chambers.
A decade ago, Angus changed his practice which has been for some time now, exclusively civil.
Angus is retained frequently by certain oil companies and by one of the largest retailers in the country. This results in him appearing in Scotland as well as England and Wales.
Angus would say that his passion and strength lies in advocacy and specifically contentious cross examination.
Current & Recent Work
Recent Employment Cases
Robert Smith -v- Maxwell Alves Solicitors.
Successfully represented a Solicitor who brought claims against his former firm for Unfair Dismissal and for Race Discrimination. Case appealed to EAT and successfully resisted appeal.
Clare Short -v- Kelly College Successfully represented an employee who brought claims for ‘Whistle-blowing’ and Unfair Dismissal.
Joseph Chaer -v- RBS. Successfully represented a banker, who brought a claim for unfair dismissal. Case appealed to EAT and successfully resisted appeal.
Devinder Sidhu -v- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Successfully represented a social worker who brought a claim for unfair dismissal.
Angus has been successful in obtaining an number of statutory cap awards.
Recent Respondent Work
Walsh -v- London Borough of Hillingdon Successfully resisted a claim for Unfair Dismissal and for Race discrimination. Costs awarded against the Claimant.
Gordon Ross -v- Dunelm Limited Successfully resisted a claim for Race Discrimination. Costs awarded against the Claimant, and employee subsequently dismissed for the allegations made.
Keith Roberts -v- GB Oils Successfully resisted a claim for unfair dismissal costs ordered against the Claimant
London Borough of Tower Hamlets -v- Urbanism Limited. Represented former Leaseholder of Spitafield and Portobello Markets.
Other Notable Cases
Tilke -v- Devon and Somerset Fire CA (Final Straw in a constructive dismissal claim)
Toal and Hughes -v- GB Oils EAT (Right to be accompanied)
Denise Yeo -v- Kaleidoscope EAT (Right to a fair trial)
Ian Huxham -v- Exeter City Football Club (Represented former Chairman)