Angela Patrick > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers

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Angela is a specialist in public law, civil liberties and human rights. Her practice focuses on public law and civil claims with a human rights element.

She acts for a range of individual and institutional clients, including in inquests and in public inquiries. Angela understands the importance of timely, clear and affordable advice and puts the needs of her professional and lay clients at the heart of her practice.


She has represented the bereaved families of three victims in the Birmingham Pub Bombings inquests, Olivier Bancoult, a Chagossian exiled from his home as a child and a range of men, women and children challenging their treatment by public authorities.

Angela has helped secure compensation for individual human rights violations in a range of settings, including for women treated without dignity in police cells, for children failed by local authorities and, in LL v Lord Chancellor, for a man committed to prison by a judge acting unlawfully.

She advises frequently on a range of specialist human rights matters, including on open justice, data protection and surveillance. She regularly provides pre-publication advice to national publications on media law.

Before joining Doughty Street, Angela was Director of Human Rights at JUSTICE, the UK branch of the International Commission of Jurists.  She ran a range of public interest interventions in the UK and at the European Court of Human Rights.  She has managed collaborative teams of both leading and junior counsel.

Angela is the general editor of Sweet and Maxwell’s loose-leaf Human Rights Practice.  She is a Trustee of Legal Action Group.

She has been a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel since 2019.  She is recognised as a leading junior in the Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 directories.


Legal Action Group (Trustee)

Human Rights Lawyers Association (Chair, 2017-2019)

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)




Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law (2003)
LLM, University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College) (2000)
LLB, University of Durham (Collingwood College) (1999)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Angela PatrickDoughty Street ChambersAngela is adept at assimilating the details of factually complex cases at rapid speed. Her legal knowledgeable is also highly impressive. Her drafting is good and she is able to use her background in legal NGO work to inform her strategic acumen.

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Angela PatrickDoughty Street ChambersAngela has valuable experience in the area, very responsive, and willing to work to a tight timetable. Fantastic attention to detail, gives very practical advice, and able to handle diverse and challenging issues with ease, including very sensitive issues.