Angus Moon QC

(Joint Head of Chambers)

Called to the Bar 1986

Queen's Counsel 2006

Practice Profile

Angus works in a wide range of fields including clinical negligence, employment, Court of Protection and public and regulatory law. His knowledge of the law in many fields allows him to bring a wide perspective to complex cases. He has a particular reputation for sensitivity in dealing with clients involved in difficult litigation.


Angus is very well known in the field of clinical negligence having acted for both Claimants and Defendants for over two decades. In recent years he has acted in a number of important cases relating to the extent of the duty of care in clinical negligence, such as the decision of the Court of Appeal in Selwood v Durham County Council [2011] MLR 213.

Angus has particular expertise in the Court of Protection. He was counsel instructed by the Official Solicitor in the recent seminal decision of An NHS Trust v A in 2013, the case involving the Iranian hunger striker. The case identifies a new “gap” in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Angus’ submissions enabled the Court to fill that gap.


Angus has also practised in the field of employment law for many years. He was counsel representing the employee in the House of Lords’ decision in Skidmore v Dartford [2003] ICR 721 and has represented both employers and employees in cases involving injunctions in the High Court, such as Kircher v Hillingdon PCT [2006] LLR 215. He represented the employer in Chan v Barts, a very large whistleblowing claim in 2010. He continues to represent parties involved in internal disciplinary hearings.


In the field of inquests, Angus frequently represents Interested Persons in substantial Article 2 ECHR inquests. He was instructed by the Trust in the inquest relating to the death of Jane Antoniou a hearing which is presently the subject of an application for judicial review in the Administrative Court. Angus is instructed in the inquest into the death of Peter Williams.


Angus is regularly instructed in difficult cases in the General Medical Council, and other regulatory tribunals. He has been instructed in some of the landmark cases in the regulatory field in the Administrative Court including the case of Cohen which has been credited as turning the regulatory tide in favour of doctors.


Angus also advises as to police pensions and on issues relating to public law. 

Related and Professional Activities

Editor, Medical Law Reports

2013 -  Angus Moon QC gave a talk on Revalidation to Medical Directors. Revalidation is a topic which now concerns all medical practitioners and is the subject of a detailed new legal regime

University or Higher Level Qualifications

MA (Cantab)

Further Information

Philip Charles Angus Moon