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Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC

85 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7427 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0425
DX:
421 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.serjeantsinn.com

Angus Moon QC

Tel:
Work 020 7427 5000
Email:
Serjeants' Inn Chambers (Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC)

Position

Specialist in medical-related work including public law, disciplinary tribunals, the Court of Protection, inquests and employment claims. Experienced in inquests and litigation involving allegations against the police. Notable cases include legally repercussive authorities in many fields. ST v Maidstone (2015 – novel clinical negligence claim involving childhood stroke); NHS Trust v Dr A (2014 – forced feeding of hunger striker); Selwood v Tees (2012 – doctor’s duty of care for patient’s criminal acts); Buck v Norfolk (2012 – duty of care in respect of acts of a psychiatric patient); R (Antoniou) v CNWL (2013 – judicial review following inquest held under Article 2, ECHR); Chan v Barts (2010 – high value whistleblowing claim); Skidmore v Dartford (2003 – employment claim for loss following use of inappropriate disciplinary procedure); Fallon v Wilson (2011 – claim for clinical negligence following very serious brain damage); Lewis v Secretary of State for Health (2008 – claims for disclosure of documents to public inquiry); Cohen v General Medical Council (2006 – seminal case on test to be applied by the General Medical Council in deciding if doctor’s fitness to practise is impaired); JD v East Berkshire (2005 – duty of care owed by doctors for wrongly diagnosing sexual abuse); Kircher v Hillingdon (2008 – injunction to prevent dismissal by employer); A v X (2001 – effect of Article 8 ECHR on claim for disclosure of medical records); Tudor v Tudor (judicial review of decision by regulatory authority not to prosecute); R v Milling ex parte West Yorkshire Police Authority (judicial review of decision under the Police Pensions Regulations).

Career

Called 1986; Middle Temple (Benefactors Law Scholar); member of Bar Council 2002-07; Silk 2006.

Languages

French.

Member

Professional Negligence Bar Association; Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Christ’s College, Cambridge (MA).


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Angus Moon QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe is straight to the point, pragmatic and focused.

Within: Clinical negligence

Members of the ‘excellentSerjeants' Inn Chambers are ‘leaders in the field’ and can provide barristers ‘for all values of claims’. The set is ‘at the top of its game’ with ‘great counsel’ at a silk level – Angus Moon QC and John de Bono QC – and ‘notable juniors’ such as Ranald Davidson and Neil Davy. In resolving claims they are ‘very forward thinking and innovative’ and ‘client care is at the heart of what they do’. Cases include claims of utmost severity and medical complexity.

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Court of Protection and community care

Within: Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

Angus Moon QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersA persuasive advocate.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Angus Moon QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe defends in challenging medical cases.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is ‘a strong team with an excellent reputation’. The set, which is notable for including several members with medical expertise prior to joining the Bar, has a strong offering across all the medical disciplines. Angus Moon QC successfully defended a doctor against the GMC’s appeal of his suspension for an affair with a patient. In the High Court, David Morris represented a doctor cleared by the MPT with regards to the relevant test for dishonesty in fitness to practice proceedings following the Supreme Court’s decision in Ivey v Genting Casinos, which replaced the previous Ghosh test with a simple objective one; the matter was remitted to tribunal. Also among the junior ranks, Ranald Davidson is instructed to represent a male paramedic accused of sexual misbehaviour when carrying out pre-fight checks on women in a ‘white-collar boxing’ competition.

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