Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein is a Queen's Counsel at 39 Essex Street.

He was called to the Bar in 1970 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is also a member of the Bar in Gibraltar.

He is Chairman of the Fellows Vetting Committee of The Academy of Experts and has a reputation for incisive cross-examination.

Augustus has built up and maintained a wide ranging practice in a number of areas including Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Product Liability, Sports Law, Construction, Insurance, Professional Negligence and Common Law.  He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases including, for example, successfully acting for the families of the victims of Dr Harold Shipman in Judicial Review of the Government's refusal to hold a public Inquiry (R v Secretary of State for Health ex parte Wagstaff) 1 WLR 292. He also defended three Balfour Beatty employees in the Hatfield Rail Crash prosecution.

Recently, he took the case of Jain v Trent Strategic Health Authority to the House of Lords. Although unsuccessful there, the case is now proceeeding to the European Court of Human Rights who have accepted the complaint.