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Annie Mackley

Call 2021


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

Annie has a busy court practice, regularly appearing in a variety of trials and applications both in person and remotely. She additionally provides advice and drafts statements of case across Chambers’ core practice areas.

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 in the process of publishing a number of academic articles in collaboration with her research team.

Clinical Negligence

Annie has a particular interest in clinical negligence cases, both in practice and as a result of her academic research. Examples of her work during pupillage include drafting the defence in a £150,000 fatal sarcoma case and successfully acting opposite a leading silk in a High Court listing application concerning a multi-million pound clinical negligence claim. She is currently advising pro bono on a potential claim against a medical tourism company in relation to failed plastic surgery.

During pupillage, Annie additionally produced several clinical negligence opinions for various members of chambers, with a particular focus on secondary victim claims. She also assisted Farrah Mauladad KC with research and drafting for the purposes of a three-day trial concerning negligently conducted spinal surgery.

Personal Injury

Annie’s court practice presently focuses on road traffic, employer’s liability and public liability claims. She regularly represents clients in small track and fast track personal injury claims, as well as advising in conference and in writing on litigation strategy.

Annie gained extensive experience of personal injury cases as a result of being supervised by Alexander Macpherson during pupillage, during which she drafted statements of case, schedules and counter-schedules and numerous opinions.

Industrial Disease

Annie has a keen interest in industrial disease work and gained experience in this field during pupillage with Alexander Macpherson. She is familiar with asbestos-related claims in particular and has produced statements of case, advices and notes for conferences with medical and occupation health experts. She also has experience in dealing with auditory shock and other hearing-related claims.

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 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. She additionally accepts noting briefs in a wide variety of criminal regulatory proceedings.

Inquests & Public Inquiries

During pupillage, Annie attended a number of inquests with members of chambers and became familiar with the skills needed to conduct inquests successfully. She is keen to develop her skills in this field and has a strong interest in the law and procedure involved.

Professional Negligence

Annie accepts instructions in all aspects of professional negligence work. She gained extensive experience of professional negligence claims against accountants, builders, solicitors and professional advisors during pupillage as a result of her work for a number of members of chambers. This is complemented by her experience in policy interpretation and coverage disputes.


Annie gained extensive experience of commercial work during pupillage, completing seats with Richard Sage and Carlo Taczalski. Her work included assisting in drafting statements of case, advising in writing and in conference, preparing skeletons and preparing for applications. She has particular experience attending mediations.

Annie has additionally carried out work for other members of chambers, including advising on a £1m claim concerning faulty sewer construction and a substantial misrepresentation claim concerning investor funds.

Property Damage

Annie accepts instructions in all aspects of property damage work. During pupillage, she advised on a number of high-value property damage disputes, including flooding in residential and commercial properties, accidental fire, vermin damage and damage to commercial stock. This is complemented by her experience in policy interpretation and coverage disputes and product liability work.

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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