The part of the legal system that deals with people’s relationships, property, and business agreements, rather than with criminal activity;

In this system a court makes decisions based on a set of recorded laws rather than on the decision of a judge or jury.

Our civil practitioners have significant experience within this area of law. Members of Chambers regularly advise, undertake drafting work and represent clients on detailed assessments, oral review hearings, CCMCs and Appeals. Advice is also given in relation to non-contentious matters.

Relevant practice areas include the following:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Commercial and Chancery
  • Employment
  • Housing Disrepair
  • Information Law
  • Inquests
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Licensing
  • Personal Injury
  • Planning and Environment
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law and Judicial Review

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    Commercial law, Planning, Public Law, Judicial Review, Licensing and Inquests

    Philip Coppel QC is a versatile silk who maintains a deliberately broad practice, Philip is a recognised leader in commercial litigation (including civil fraud and VAT/excise disputes), all areas of government law (including planning, elections, licensing and finance) and data protection/FOI/privacy law.


    Angus Gloag represents a number of national organisations including Dunelm Soft Furnishing [12,000 employees] and the British Footwear Association. For Claimant work, he has obtained the statutory maximum awards in cases of Unfair Dismissal.

    He has achieved success for lay clients in a wide variety of claims before the

    Employment Tribunal, including:

    • Constructive and Unfair Dismissal
    • TUPE
    • Whistleblowing
    • Discrimination
    • Redundancy

    Angus accepts instructions from clients to advise on merits and quantum of proposed claims at an early stage. He readily attends court hearings from preliminary hearings through to contested final hearings and has also appeared in the Employment Appeals Tribunal on numerous occasions.

    Property & Private client

    Angus represents a number of high net value individuals in relation to property law and all types of insolvency and bankruptcy work. Angus has significant experience of claims for possession and mortgage/rent arrears on behalf of both private and public authority landlords. He acts for both landlords and tenants and also advises on property ownership and ToLATA matters. This ranges from disrepair & unpaid rent to high value property claims.

    Business and Commercial

    Obtaining, or defending, injunctions on behalf of Companies. Angus appears frequently in the High Court instructed in Directors Disqualifications, Liquidation’s and Partnership disputes. He deals with all manner of contractual issues. Angus is retained frequently by certain oil companies and by one of the largest retailers in the country. This results in him appearing in Scotland as well as England and Wales.

    Coronial Law (Inquests)

    Angus is frequently instructed to represent the full range of core participants at Coroner’s inquests including bereaved families, non-governmental organisations, health professionals and the police. In addition, he has advised Coroners in relation to publicly sensitive investigations. Angus has experience dealing with cases in which the determination of the cause of death are complex and involve the assessment of factual evidence and the opinions of a number of experts.

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