We are delighted to announce Angela Patrick; JUSTICE’s Director of Human Rights will join Doughty Street Chambers.
Angela joins us from JUSTICE, one of the country’s leading law reform and human rights charities, where she has successfully led the organisation’s strategic policy and litigation on public law and human rights for the past five years. Her recent experience includes national security and counter-terrorism matters, data-protection, surveillance, privacy and free expression, equality and access to justice.
Her recent case load has involved work in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and at Strasbourg including in Smith & Ors v Ministry of Defence (on the extraterritorial application of the ECHR), Rahmatullah v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (on the scope of habeas corpus), Belhaj & Ors v Straw & Ors (on state immunity and foreign act of state doctrine) and Tariq v United Kingdom (on the legality of closed material procedures).
Previously, Angela acted as a legal adviser to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights, advising on matters ranging from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the implementation of the Coroners and Justice Act.
She has published and lectured widely and is a contributing author to Sweet and Maxwell’s Human Rights Practice. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association and on the Legal and Policy Committee of Freedom from Torture.
Speaking of her new role at Doughty Street, Angela said:
“My career has focused on using the law well to best help those for whom it matters most. That commitment is shared by Doughty Street. As I return to private practice, I’m thrilled to be joining such a brilliant, innovative and dedicated team.”
Martin Westgate QC from Doughty Street, said:
“Angela brings a breadth of domestic and international legal experience as an adviser and an advocate to her practice. We are delighted that she has accepted an offer to join us at Doughty Street.”
Angela Patrick was called to the bar in 2003. She will join the Doughty Street Chambers public law, civil liberties and human rights, inquests and inquiries and international teams from October 2016.