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The Chambers of Richard Booth QC
1 Crown Office Row


Angus McCullough QC has extensive experience on matters of public and private law on behalf of individuals, private bodies, Government departments, and other public bodies. He has been appointed to act as amicus curiae (advocate to the court) on many occasions, including in the phone hacking trial of R v Rebekah Brooks et al. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, as well as representing the UK Government at the UN in Geneva and in European Court of Human Rights in proceedings in Strasbourg. He has acted in 8 cases before the House of Lords / Privy Council / Supreme Court.

He conducts medical claims of the highest value and complexity for both claimants and defendants. He won the Chambers and Partners award for personal injury and clinical negligence barrister of the year 2009, took silk in 2010, and medical law remains a major specialism. He also advises and appears in regulatory and disciplinary matters.

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, and has been active in promoting understanding and debate in relation to closed material procedures.

Contempt of Court is an area of specialist expertise. He has been instructed by the Attorney General in cases of press and juror contempt, including the ‘Facebook juror’ case, and the first contempt proceedings brought against a newspaper for an online publication. He was instructed as amicus in the phone hacking criminal trial of R v Rebekah Brooks and others, to advise the court in relation to reporting restrictions and costs. Angus represented the UK Government in Dallas v UK, in Strasbourg,


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.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

Within: Leading Silks -

Angus McCullough QC


Tactically aware and strategic in his approach to litigation.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks -

Angus McCullough QC


A special advocate instructed in challenging cases.

1 CROWN OFFICE ROW includes a number of members who have experience of acting as special advocates. Angus Mccullough QC was the Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s special advocate in its challenge to the government’s authorisation of the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. Also of note, Oliver Sanders QC represented the government in a Court of Appeal case concerning the Prevent policy’s guidance to universities on external speakers.