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Reanne MacKenzie

Call
2016

Reanne MacKenzie is developing a broad practice as sole and junior counsel across the full range of Chambers’ specialisms including commercial litigation, group litigation, property, environmental and EU law. She gained wide experience of high value commercial litigation and arbitration during pupillage and has experience of acting for the Government, including being instructed in the Cyprus Colonial Group Litigation. Reanne graduated from Emmanuel College, Cambridge with a First in History. She was awarded a distinction on the GDL and an outstanding on the BPTC, both from City University Law School.

 

Expertise


Commercial

Reanne has experience of assisting in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, in particular disputes that focus on contractual construction and interpretation. She is also instructed as sole counsel in smaller commercial claims. Reanne further has experience of bringing and defending credit hire claims as well as consumer rights actions.

Representative cases

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  • The Post Office Group Litigation (2018/19)

    Acting for over 500 Claimants in claim against Post Office relating to its point of sale and accounting IT systems.

    The case is identified by The Lawyer as one of its Top 20 cases for 2018.

Property

Reanne is regularly instructed in property disputes, both in an advisory and advocacy capacity. She has represented various housing associations, local authorities and private landlords. Reanne also has experience of bringing and defending mortgage possession hearings as well as claims for forfeiture. Reanne has also appeared at the First Tier Tribunal in long-term leasehold disputes.

Product Liability & Group Litigation

As a third six pupil Reanne assisted in preparing the successful interlocutory application for security for costs in the Seroxat Group Litigation (led by Charles Gibson QC).

Reanne was also instructed by the Government in the high profile Cyprus Colonial Group Litigation.

Representative cases

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  • Sandra Bailey & Others v GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited [2017] EWHC 3195 (QB)

    As a third six pupil Reanne assisted in preparing the interlocutory application for security for costs in the Seroxat Group Litigation (led by Charles Gibson QC).

  • The Post Office Group Litigation (2018/19)

    Acting for over 500 Claimants in claim against Post Office relating to its point of sale and accounting IT systems.

    The case is identified by The Lawyer as one of its Top 20 cases for 2018.

  • Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation (2018/19)

    Part of the counsel team reviewing and preparing documents.

Personal Injury

Reanne is frequently instructed in personal injury claims, and has appeared in small claims, fast track and multi-track trials. She has experience of representing insurers and claimants, and has been instructed both on her own account and as a junior. She also has experience of dealing with large scale vaccine damage cases. As a pupil, Reanne gained experience of a range of different personal injury matters, including road traffic accidents, fatal accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, and product liability disputes as well as attending JSMs.

Environmental and Public Law

As a third six pupil Reanne assisted senior counsel in advising clients in relation to the EU Landfill Directive and waste acceptance procedures at landfill sites.

Representative cases

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  • Wilson & Others v The Prime Minister [2018] EWHC 3520 (Admin)

    Acting for the Claimants in seeking permission to judicially review the Prime Minister’s decision to trigger Article 50 on the basis that corrupt and illegal practices by Vote Leave as well as possible Russian interference, and the criminal investigation into the largest donor Arron Banks, before and during the referendum, undermined the integrity of the result and rendered the decision to leave the EU void.

EU Law

Reanne has assisted senior counsel in various research tasks in relation to intra-EU ISDS and the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”) as well as the future of intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties (“BITs”).

Reanne assisted in preparing the Claimant’s successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in Micula v  Romania and European Commission (as Intervener) (led by Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

Representative cases

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  • Micula v Romania and European Commission (as Intervener) [2018] EWCA Civ 1801

    Acting for the Claimant in his successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in which the Court accepted that the grant of security of by Romania must be a quid pro quo for the upholding of the stay (led by Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC and Patrick Green QC).

 

Instructing Reanne MacKenzie

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Appointments
  • Government Legal Department, Junior Junior Scheme (22/01/2018 to 31/05/2022)
  • Year of Call, Inner Temple (2016)
Memberships
  • COMBAR
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
Education
  • BA (First Class Honours, Cantab)
  • MA (Cantab)
  • BPTC Exhibition Scholarship from Inner Temple
  • GDL Exhibition Scholarship from Inner Temple
  • Dick Longden Prize from Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Regulatory Information

All members of Chambers are registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. For our standard contractual terms click here.

Bar Council Number: 68168

VAT Registration Number: 296 0172 92

Legal Status: Barrister

Professional Insurance: All members of Chambers have professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd. Territorial coverage is world-wide and subject to the term of the Bar Mutual. Click here for details.

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