Angus Piper

Call: 1991
Senior (10+ yrs call)

"He's very user-friendly, realistic and calm: impressive on his feet."
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Recommended as a leading senior junior in his specialist fields of clinical negligence and personal injury. Angus represents doctors and dentists, and acts on behalf of NHS Trusts nationwide, as well as receiving instructions from most of the major insurers in the field. He acts for a number of local authorities across the country on personal injury matters, with a particular speciality in claims involving highways and in tree claims. Angus appeared as junior counsel in Eagle v Chambers, which remains a seminal case on the quantum of complex personal injury claims and has led to more than a decade of experience in defending quantum in the highest value claims.

Angus has extensive ADR experience built up over many years, and has acted for clients in Mediations, Arbitrations and Adjudications as well as in numerous RTSMs. His advocacy skills have been demonstrated in courts ranging from the Masters’ Corridor to the Court of Appeal.

Angus has contributed to all recent editions of Jordan’s Local Authority Liability (Morrell & Foster).

Recent cases
As well as attending Inquests in high value and/or high profile or complex matters, Angus secured the dismissal, with costs, for the defendant in a highways/occupiers liability claim Singh v Cardiff [2017] EWHC 1499 (QB). He acted for the NHS Trust in Pullen v Thurrock NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 3134 (QB) and for the insurance broker (at first instance and in the CA) in Sugar Hut Group v A J Insurance [2016] EWCA Civ 46. He has considerable experience in ADR and at RTSMs, where many of his clinical negligence and personal injury claims are concluded. Angus also has a particular expertise in highway claims, and claims involving trees, following his success in Micklewright v Surrey CC [2011] EWCA Civ 922. In 2018 Angus appeared for the successful defendant in the case of Carter v Kingswood before Foskett J.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2022

Clinical Negligence - Leading Juniors - Tier 3 - ‘He is hugely knowledgeable, tenacious, and wears his talent lightly.’

Picks through huge amounts of information and identifies the key issues every time.

Personal Injury - Leading Juniors - Tier 5 - 'Very good with witnesses, impressive in court and a pleasure to work with.

A robust advocate who puts witnesses at ease and prepares for trials very thoroughly.


Chambers & Partners 2022

Clinical Negligence (Juniors) - Band 3

Angus Piper acts exclusively for defendants in complex clinical negligence cases, and is regularly instructed by the MDU and DDU. He is experienced in the handling of claims arising from alleged negligent treatment and birth injuries.

"He fights his corner hard but is very personable, charming and a good opponent." "A very experienced junior barrister who is adept at dealing with both liability and quantum issues."




  • Sir Thomas Moore Bursary (1991)

  • Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy (1992)


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association


  • Oundle School

  • York University (BA Hons)

  • City University (Dip Law)


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