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Paul Angel


Paul Angel
15 Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EF
Office: 0203 709 2400
DL: 0203 709 2402
Mobile: 07971 782504

Paul Angel was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1993. The emphasis of his practice is with employment related and regulatory offences. Paul’s expertise as a criminal and regulatory lawyer is recognised by regular instructions by Trade Unions, Companies, other organisations as well as individuals whose careers and employment are at risk. Such is his reputation that requests for assistance also come from persons overseas with issues of this nature arising in English law. He will regularly conduct matters as an Advocate, particularly in Inquests, Disciplinary and Misconduct Proceedings.

Paul regularly receives instructions in the following types of cases nationally.

  • Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions including:
  • Health and Safety Investigations and Prosecutions
  • Gross Negligence Manslaughter
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Fraud and other financial offences
  • Corruption and Misconduct in Public Office
  • Allegations against professional persons by young and/or vulnerable people. This includes instructions in substantial and complex historic abuse cases
  • Serious Crime
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings including those before the GMC, GTC,
  • NMC and ICAEW
  • Inquests - acting for interested parties at risk of criticism, including medical incidents and deaths in custody
  • Representations and Appeals against decisions of the Security Industry Authority
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Hearings and Appeals
  • Internal disciplinary proceedings
  • Care Standards and Safeguarding Appeals
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation with emphasis on matters arising from Insolvency

Notable Cases

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.

R v B – Local authority contracts supervisor charged with fraud by allocation of false work orders to own company and authorising payment of the same.

R v P– Substantial NHS time-sheet fraud

R v N – Substantial fraud and money laundering matter concerning the obtaining of funds and gift vouchers from a major supermarket chain.

Buckinghamshire Fire Service v S – Advised and represented a Head Teacher in respect of an investigation of offences pursuant to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

R v J P Ltd – Acted for major retailer of fireworks in connection with alleged sales to under-age persons.

R v K and others – Acted for a police officer charged with misconduct in public office by passing of information to alleged major drug dealing gang.

R v M – Acted for PCSO charged with misconduct in public office by passing addresses from police data bases to drug gang to facilitate thefts from “cannabis farms”. R v McL - Acted for PCSO charged with misconduct in public office and serious sexual offences.

R v O’D – Acted at first instance and in Court of Appeal re substantial allegations of historic abuse against a care worker. Conviction quashed in Court of Appeal on basis that the trial should have been stayed as an abuse of process.

R v C - Historic sexual abuse matter concerning allegations more than 40 years earlier, stayed as an abuse of process.

R v W – Historic sexual abuse matter, dismissed on application of no case to answer

R v G – Historic sexual abuse matter, acting for a teacher acquitted on all charges after a three week trial.

R v C – Alleged serial arsonist – case dismissed on successful application to sever indictment on the basis that similar fact evidence should not be permitted.

Professional Misconduct Proceedings

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

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

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.


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.

Civil Fraud

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

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