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Annie Mackley

Call 2021


Annie Mackley accepts instructions across all Chambers’ core areas, with a particular interest in clinical negligence, personal injury, professional negligence and inquests and inquiries. She joined Chambers in October 2022, following the successful completion of pupillage.

Annie has a busy court practice, regularly appearing in a variety of hearings both in the County Court and the High Court. She provides advice and drafts statements of case across all of Chambers’ core practice areas and prides herself on providing a thorough and responsive service.

Prior to pupillage, Annie read Law at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a Double First Class degree in 2019. She subsequently completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge and achieved a First Class with Distinction, coming top of her cohort with a particular focus on Advanced Private Law and Law and Medicine. Alongside pupillage, Annie continued to work as a Research Affiliate in the Department for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge and is publishing a number of academic articles in collaboration with her research team.

Personal Injury

Annie has a strong personal injury practice and is instructed in a range of interim hearings and trials involving road traffic accidents, public liability, employer’s liability, accidents at sea, injuries caused by animals and injuries occurring in a social care and housing setting. She provides concise and thorough advice and drafting at all stages of personal injury litigation and has particular experience navigating complex medical issues in conference with experts.

By way of example, Annie is currently instructed on behalf of the Claimant in a high value traumatic brain injury case arising from a road traffic accident. She has provided advice pre-issue, drafted the Particulars of Claim and, most recently, successfully represented the Claimant at the CCMC, securing a split trial and expert evidence on liability.

Annie accepts instructions from Defendants and Claimants and is willing to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

Professional Negligence and Professional Discipline

Annie accepts instructions in all aspects of professional negligence work. She has experience of professional negligence claims against accountants, builders, solicitors, and professional advisors both in pupillage and in her current practice.

Annie additionally has a strong interest in professional discipline, with a particular interest in representing healthcare professionals before their tribunals. She prides herself on providing a compassionate service to clients facing professional complaints, while robustly representing their interests before tribunals. She has recently successfully represented a number of therapists before BACP disciplinary tribunals, including securing the dismissal of complaints against a therapist accused of improperly ending therapy with a vulnerable client.


Clinical Negligence

Annie has a particular interest in clinical negligence cases, both in practice and in her academic research. She is frequently instructed by NHS Resolution and private insurers to advise both in writing and in conference and draft statements of case in claims involving general medicine, general surgery, oncology, orthopaedics, cosmetic surgery, and dentistry. She has a busy court practice and regularly appears in interim applications, infant approval hearings and CCMCs in respect of clinical negligence claims in both the County Court and the High Court.

Annie’s clinical negligence practice is complemented by her academic expertise. She has a strong grasp of legal developments in respect of clinical negligence claims and has a particular focus on claims with a Montgomery element as well as the legal considerations raised by diagnosis.

Examples of her recent work include advising in conference and drafting defences in high-value cases involving fatal sarcoma, sepsis, and undiagnosed perforated bowel. Recently, she has successfully acted in interim hearings including a CCMC in respect of misdiagnosed Morton’s neuroma and in a High Court listing application opposite a leading silk concerning a multi-million pound psychiatric claim.

Annie accepts instructions from Defendants and Claimants and is willing to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

Health & Safety

Annie gained experience during pupillage of a variety of civil and criminal health and safety proceedings, including drafting statements of case, advising and attending trials. In particular, she assisted Simon Antrobus KC and Mike Atkins defending a high-profile prosecution under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

She continues to accept instructions in all health and safety related matters and has recent experience of advising parties implicated in investigations by the Marine Accidents Investigation Branch.

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Annie has a strong interest in inquest law and practice and accepts instructions to advise and represent all interested parties at inquests. Her skills in this area are complemented by her experience navigating complex legal and medical issues in her clinical negligence and personal injury practice. She is currently instructed alongside Simon Antrobus KC and Katie Sage in respect of the inquest into the deaths at Forbury Gardens in 2020 and recently acted as sole counsel representing an NHS trust in a two-day inquest in respect of the management of chronic malnutrition.


Property Damage

Annie accepts instructions in all aspects of property damage work. She regularly advises and drafts statements of case in respect of all types of property damage dispute, including flooding in residential and commercial properties, accidental fire, vermin damage and damage to commercial stock. This is complemented by her experience during pupillage in policy interpretation and coverage disputes.

Insurance & Reinsurance

Annie has benefited from chambers’ expertise across insurance and reinsurance work and spent much of her time during pupillage considering and preparing advice on policy interpretation and coverage issues.


  • Residential Scholar and James Crouch Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2020)
  • Ziegler Prize for Law, Pembroke College (2019 and 2020)
  • Faculty prizes for Administrative and Land Law, University of Cambridge (2018 and 2019)
  • College scholarships, Pembroke College (2017, 2018 and 2019)


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  • BTC, Inns of Court College of Advocacy
  • LLM (First Class with Distinction), University of Cambridge, Pembroke College
  • BA (Hons) Law (Double First), University of Cambridge, Pembroke College


  • PIBA
  • PNBA

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