Angus Bunyan

Angus Bunyan

"Angus is very clever, tactically astute and hard-working. A first-class advocate who prepares extremely well."

Legal 500 UK 2022
Year of call: 1999
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Private Prosecution

Angus Bunyan draws on his very substantial criminal prosecution experience to advise both corporate and private clients on the merits of and particular issues with bringing (or defending) a private prosecution.

He is increasingly sought after by leading firms to provide advice and representation to HNW individuals and companies (based here or overseas) who wish to protect their interests by way of private criminal proceedings in the UK.

Angus has particular experience of advising in cases which are related to commercial litigation and where jurisdictional and other complex issues arise.

Recent instructions include:

  • Acting for Mr Oleg Deripaska in his UK private prosecution and in associated Judicial Review proceedings, R (Deripaska) v DPP [2020] EWHC 2918 (Admin) (instructed by RPC)
  • Acting for Mr Vitaly Orlov in his UK private prosecution (instructed by Macfarlanes)
  • Advising a company on proceedings against a former senior employee
  • Advising a family on proceedings against a former senior adviser
  • Acting for a Saudi-based company prosecuting individuals accused of the misappropriation of company funds
  • Advising on potential criminal proceedings arising out of data misuse
  • Defending an application for pre-trial restraint by a private prosecutor, related to property fraud
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