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Angus Bunyan

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2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)


An established criminal advocate, he defends and prosecutes the most serious and complex cases. Recent practice has focused on serious fraud, business crime, bribery and corruption and money laundering. He also advises and represents individuals and companies in contested regulatory matters, in particular in environmental proceedings. A CPS level 4 and SFO Panel A prosecutor, he is instructed as leading counsel in high-profile, sensitive and multi-handed trials where specialist knowledge is required. He deals with offences under POCA and also with the confiscation regime including pre-charge restraint. Recent cases include R v Mills and others: allegations of serious and long running corruption between senior managers of HBOS and leading figures of the UK business community, R v Gillam and Davies: bribery by UK company directors to secure US military hardware contract in Afghanistan, R v Barsso and others: allegations of market rigging and hidden referral fees within the insurance industry and R v Sanghera and others: importation of Cocaine and ammunition into Heathrow via BA cargo flights from Mexico.


Called 1999, Lincoln’s Inn, Wolfson and Hardwicke Scholar, SFO Panel A, CPS Grade 4 (including for fraud and organised crime), Specialist Regulatory Advocate (HSE, EA and ORR).


Criminal Bar Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, UK Environmental Law Association, Health and Safety Lawyers Association

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare CourtDevastating in his cross-examination.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare CourtAn incredibly hard worker, he stays on top of every page of evidence.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Angus Bunyan - 2 Hare CourtInstructed as a leading junior in challenging fraud cases.

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