Business Crime & Financial Services
Angus has substantial experience prosecuting and defending cases of serious fraud and corruption as well as offences under the Companies Act. He is often briefed to deal with offences under POCA and also with the Act’s confiscation regime including pre-charge restraint.
He has been instructed as independent Counsel by the FCA, appeared in the Tax Tribunal in ‘MTIC’ cases and has delivered papers to solicitors on POCA and related topics. He was recently part of a panel of international lawyers speaking on global anti-bribery and corruption at the 2015 AJIA conference in London.
R v David Mills & Others (Operation Hornet)
First junior to Brian O’Neill QC. Allegations of serious and long running corruption between senior managers of HBOS and leading figures of the UK business community.
R v Barsso & 8 Others
First junior to Brian O’Neill QC. Allegations of market rigging and hidden referral fees within the insurance industry.
Acted in the CA (as junior to a Chancery Silk) for the respondent, successfully opposing a private prosecutor’s appeal against a refusal to grant a restraint order in the Crown Court.