Angus MacDonald has been accepted by the Serious Fraud Office as Panel Counsel for Prosecution and Disclosure. The Panel list will run for 4 years from August 2017.
The SFO follows the Roskill Model in which investigators and prosecutors work together from the start of a case. The SFO are responsible for prosecuting top-tier serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption. They take on a small number of large economic crime cases.
Angus was called in 2009. He joined St Pauls as a pupil to Rob Mairs, now HHJ Mairs.
Angus has been involved as prosecution and defence counsel in a number of serious and complex fraud investigations.
R v Omar & Others (Teesside Crown Court)
Junior for lead defendant in large scale mortgage fraud in the North East. Case involved a conspiracy to defraud a large number of different mortgage institutions involving complex financial transactions and re-mortgaging.
R v Asif Ali & others (Teesside Crown Court)
Junior in the successful prosecution of a large scale mortgage fraud. Case involved a conspiracy to defraud different financial institutions involving false and hijacked identities.
R v Carol Bainbridge (Teesside Crown Court)
Junior in the successful prosecution of a development agency fraud. Case involved a sophisticated attempt to divert and misappropriate development funds from One North East.
R v Omran & Others (Leeds Crown Court)
Junior in the successful prosecution of a confidence fraud involving the defrauding of client accounts leading to the theft that ran into the hundreds of thousands leading to the collapse of a long standing loss adjusting firm.
R v Chris Carroll & Others (Bradford Crown Court)
Successfully represented the Defendant in a large scale conspiracy to defraud an elderly lady of care money. Case involved a large number of carers and significant amounts of detailed financial evidence.
R v Hirst, Mitchell & Buttle (Bradford Crown Court)
Successfully prosecuted a multi-handed VAT fraud involving long standing and significant misrepresentations to HMRC. Case involved voluminous paperwork and complex legal issues. Each Defendant ultimately pleaded guilty to represent the successful prosecution of the entire indictment.