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Paul Angel


Paul Angel
Senior Solicitor
Central Court, 25 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1EL
Office: 0203 709 2400
DL: 0203 709 2402
Mobile: 07971 782504

Paul Angel was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1993. His practice encompasses the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution with an emphasis on commercial, banking and insolvency litigation
  • Regulatory Matters:
    • Professional Misconduct
    • Education
    • Business Regulation
    • Regulatory Criminal Offences
    • Licensing
    • Inquests
  • Company / Commercial Agreements
  • Employment law

Dispute Resolution

Paul acts for SMEs and individuals in all types of commercial/financial disputes including those of high value. Many of these disputes involve banking or insolvency issues.

He has experience of dealing with matters in a diverse range of sectors including construction, manufacturing, professional services, hi-tec industries, sport and entertainment.

Paul brings both a willingness to fight his client’s corner and sound commercial advice to his cases to achieve the best results for his clients

Regulatory Matters

Paul provides advice and representation in a diverse range of matters which fall under the regulatory banner, having amassed over many years considerable experience and having achieved for his clients much success these highly specialised areas:

  • Professional Misconduct:
    Paul represents clients in proceedings brought by professional regulatory bodies including, GMC, NMC, HCPC, ICAEW, ACCA, National College for Teaching and Leadership (formerly General Teaching Council)
  • Education:
    Internal appeals against and external challenges to the decisions of local authorities and independent educational establishments
  • Business Regulation:
    Regulatory and compliance advice to various sectors
  • Regulatory Criminal Offences:
    Acting for individuals and companies in respect of Corporate and Gross Negligence Manslaughter, Health and Safety Investigations and Prosecutions, Trading Standards Investigations and Prosecutions, Environmental Health Investigations and Prosecutions.
  • Licensing
    Premises Licensing and Hackney Carriage/Private Hire licensing applications and appeals
  • Inquests
    Acting for persons impacted as interested parties in connection with Inquests

Company / Commercial Agreements

Paul advises on, negotiates and drafts commercial contracts, shareholder and partnership agreements and employment contracts. As a solicitor who also advises in disputes, Paul is able to recognise the pitfalls and ensure that these can be avoided in the agreements he advises on.

Employment Law

Internal disciplinary and grievance matters, Restrictive Covenants, Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy

Notable Cases

Dispute Resolution:

EPF v T – Representing a businessman in the defence of a claim brought by the assignee of substantial loan facilities

BB Plc v H – Defending a claim brought by a bank where misrepresentation raised in defence

RO Ltd v MA – Defending claim for fraud involving ex parte worldwide freezing order

E-S v S & Ors - representing Chartered Surveyor alleged to have provided fraudulent valuations in multi-million pound mortgage fraud scheme

The Liquidator of N ltd and C ltd v F – Acted for Defendant in claim to recover £4.5 million from former director in respect of alleged preferences and transactions at under value

Criminal / Regulatory Defence:

R v K - The Tebay Rail Crash - acted for the operator of a railway crane in connection with the Gross Negligence Manslaughter of 4 workers.

R v D / I and D Ltd – Gross Negligence Manslaughter/Health and Safety offences. Company Director charged with manslaughter following an electrocution incident. The Manslaughter charge was dropped following representations. The matter proceeded against the Director and the Company on Health and Safety Offences alone.

R v S – Gross Negligence Manslaughter/Health and Safety offences. Company Director charged with manslaughter following fatality on a stone cutting machine. Acquitted following half-time submission of no case to answer.

HSE v D – Acted for professor at UCL London in respect of alleged breaches of Health and Safety at Work Act in respect of genetic research experimentation.

HSE v H. Ltd – Advised Civil Engineering Company as to incident management and HSE Investigation following serious incident during construction at HMP Belmarsh.

R v PC Ltd – Represented a construction company in respect of an Appeal against two Prohibition Notices issued by the HSE three weeks apart.

Professional Misconduct Proceedings:

GMC v S – Fitness to Practice proceedings against doctor arising from a cumulative number of incidents

GMC v S – Successfully resisted Application to suspend a Doctor from practice pending an unrelated criminal investigation

GMC v C - Fitness to Practice proceedings against a doctor arising from failure to disclose events that occurred whilst working overseas

NMC v B – Acted for Nurse, resisting interim suspension and opposing a large number of allegations in respect of a care home

NMC v K – Fitness to Practice proceedings against a nurse that arose from events arising whilst psychiatric ill health but symptoms not ongoing at the time of the hearing.

GTC v M – Proceedings against a deputy head teacher alleging fitness to practice impaired the manner an allegation against a teacher was managed by the school.

GTC v P – Acted for a Headteacher in respect of the first ever Review brought under the GTC Misconduct Regulations and Appeal against a finding which followed the longest ever hearing before the GTC

ICAEW v M – Represented a Chartered Accountant before the Disciplinary Committee in respect of an allegation arising from an FSA finding concerning a multi-million pound “boiler room” share fraud.

ACCA v A – Represented Chartered Certified Accountant in proceedings arising from a conviction


Re Kingsway Hospital Derby – Acted for nurse in charge of a ward as an interested party to 8 week inquest touching upon the death of 11 dementia patients alleged to have died following premature withdrawal of sustenance

Re D – Represented senior officer on duty at a prison in connection with 6 week inquest touching upon a death in custody where alleged neglect of care arose

Re M – Acted for a nurse following the death of a child at Alderhey Children’s Hospital following the giving of wrong medication

Re M – Represented an instructor at an outwards bound centre following the drowning of a young person when a boat capsized

Re H – Represented custody nurse following death of a prisoner through effects of MDMA

Re S – Represented a psychiatric nurse in connection with death of patient who hanged himself with a ligature, where neglect of care alleged.

Re M - Acted for a physiotherapist in circumstances where a medical procedure went wrong

Re M- Acted for machine operator involved in a fatal collision between a JCB loader and a colleague at a waste transfer site.

Care Standards and Safeguarding:

R v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police ex p S – Successful application to review the police decision to disclose as part of CRB material certain information dating from applicant’s childhood.

J v Sec of State for Health – Successful challenge to the decision to bar the applicant from working with vulnerable adults and young persons

P v ISA – Successful representations enabling reversal of a decision to bar the applicant from working with young persons

G v ISA - Successful representations against proposed decision to prevent a Deputy Headteacher working with young people