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Annie Mackley

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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.


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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.

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  • 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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