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Chambers of Philip Havers QC

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Chambers of Philip Havers QC, Angus Mccullough QC, London, ENGLAND

Angus Mccullough QC

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Barrister practising general common law and, in particular (1) public and human rights law, including national security cases; (2) health law, both public and private (including negligence, professional disciplinary hearings, coroners, and judicial review); and (3) environmental law. Recent cases include: R (Quila) v. SSHD [2011] 3 W.L.R. 836 (Supreme Court: challenge to raise in marriage visa age to combat forced marriages); AG v Associated Newspapers [2011] 1 WLR 2097 (contempt of court of the Sun and the Mail; first press contempt for online publication); AF (No 3) [2010] 2 AC 269 (House of Lords, challenge to Anti-terrorism control order regime and its compatibility with Article 6); AG v. Fraill [2011] EWHC 1629 (Admin) (Contempt of Court of ‘Facebook’ juror); Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS FT [2009] 2 WLR 115 (House of Lords: Art 2 as applied to detained mental patient committing suicide); OO (Jordan) v SSHD [2009] 2 WLR 512 (House of Lords: Art 6 and Art 3 claims arising out of proposed deportation of Abu Qatada, and subsequent bail proceedings); R (Baiai and others) v SSHD [2008] 3 WLR 549 (House of Lords: challenge to certification regime interfering with right to marry: articles 12 and 14 of the ECHR); United Utilities v Environment Agency [2007] 1 WLR 2707 (House of Lords: application of the Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations to waste water treatment plants); SSHD v M [2004] 2 All ER 863 (CA special advocate, successfully securing release from Belmarsh of detainee under anti-terrorism legislation). Many maximum value clinical negligence claims. Environmental law practice includes nature conservation (co-authored chapter in Burnett-Hall on Environmental Law, 2nd ed), waste, pollution, water, as well as private law claims.


Called 1990; Middle Temple (Harmsworth Entrance Exhibitioner); Inns of Court studentship; Panel of counsel to the Crown (common law) 1997-2010, ‘A’ List 2002-2010; QC 2010.


Chibemba, French.


Administrative Law Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; United Kingdom Environmental Law Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.


Pembroke College, Oxford (MA, Zoology); Inns of Court School of Law.


Worked as a safari guide in Zambia; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; Trustee of the International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature; Trustee of the Kasanka Trust; Trustee of the Barristers Benevolent Association; Trustee of Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust; Fellow of the Linnean Society; co-author of various papers on hoverflies and butterflies.

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