McCann's lawyer Angus McBride 'leaves no stone unturned' representing paedophiles

Angus McBride trained in London before working in criminal defence in Bristol for eight years, returning to London to join Kingsley Napley in 1999. Since then he has defended in a number of high profile criminal prosecutions. He specialises in all aspects of criminal defence including general crime, fraud and defends individuals in regulatory investigations. Advice is often given at a stage where efforts are being made to avoid police involvement or with a view to avoiding charges and resultant reputation damage. He is also experienced in advising members of government agencies in sensitive inquiries where independent expertise is required.

Angus has extensive experience in high profile matters requiring press and reputational management (see selective list of cases in the public domain set out below - many cannot be listed for reasons of confidentiality). He will assist in the provision of general and PR services in conjunction with other teams at Kingsley Napley and external agencies.

Angus lectures on various aspects of Criminal law including search and seizure and police powers.

What is said about Angus:

"'a bright, media-savvy tactical genius' with a reputation for handling prominant clients with tact and sensitivity" (Chambers 2009)

"an incredibly well versed individual" (Chambers 2005)

"He will not leave any stone unturned and will then worry that he may have missed a stone, but he is unflappable and never appears too busy" - London Evening Standard (28 September 2007)

"Media savvy" - London Evening Standard (28 September 2007)

"...has experience across a range of criminal work, notably representing individuals from the sports and media sectors" Legal 500 (2007)

Selected matters in which Angus has acted:

Gerry and Kate McCann

Stevens Inquiry - Represented individuals in Sir John Stevens' Inquiry into conspiracies to murder in Northern Ireland in the late 1980s (2000-2007)

Represented a Leeds Utd footballer in a discontinued rape allegation (2004)

Solicitor for acquitted Chelsea footballer in affray trial at Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court (2002)

Represented one of the "Grosvenor House" footballers in rape allegations (2003)
Heavily involved in the Peat/Lawson "St James's Palace Inquiry" (2003)

Jubilee Line extention fraud trial

Mountain guide accused and acquitted of manslaughter arising from a death on Mount Everest (2006)

Represented actor and comedian Chris Langham at his trial in 2007

Personal Solicitor to England and Chelsea FC captain John Terry (since 2003)
Legal advisor to Players Committee of the England Football Team

Related links:
Daily Mail: McCanns call in heavyweight lawyers to clear their name
Daily Mail: Outrage at paedophile actor Chris Langham's short prison sentence
Dr David Payne - suspected of paedophilia
Who's who in the Madeleine McCann case
Who's who: A glossary of characters in McCann case

Question posed by Happygirl24 on the 3 arguidos: here

Basically, Happygirl24 asks: If your child has been abducted by a paedophile why would you retain a lawyer who is famous for defending paedophiles? Wouldn't you choose one who is famous for prosecuting paedophiles?