Robert Mackenzie

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Robert was called to the Bar in 1996 and is a member of Gray’s Inn.

Specialisations

  • Chancery – inc Companies, Charities, Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Probate, Real Property, Settlements, Trusts and Tax
  • Civil – inc Bankruptcy, Charging Orders, Fast and Small Claim Track Trials, Infant Settlements, Repossessions, Summary Judgment, Land & Tenant, Property and RTAs
  • Commercial
  • Planning
  • Tax

Qualifications

University College, London, BA (Hons), Upper Second in Latin and Greek

Robert is a registered public access practitioner

Profile

Robert has a wide civil practice specialising in the areas of commercial litigation, company, chancery, insolvency and tax.  His previous career in the City as an institutional fund manager for a major UK Life Assurance company has equipped him with a strong foundation and perspective for this practice.  He is ever-alert to the needs of the client and the practicalities of the case.

He acts for solicitors, trust practitioners and accounting firms and directly for members of the public, through the Public Access Scheme.

Robert has for several years been instructed also in personal injury cases, including credit hire, by both major insurance companies and firms of solicitors.

Although he has vast experience as an advocate at all levels of tribunal, Robert is also routinely instructed for advice and the drafting of court documents.

Recent examples of Robert’s work include a successful appeal against the imposition of a tax penalty against an individual by HMRC, the removal of an executor, advice on the interpretation of Wills, and CGT consequences of the sale of a large estate.

He is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (for which he is an external specialist adviser) and a member of the Revenue Bar Association.

He was recently awarded a 5/5 for level of service to the client and knowledge of law by a Lexcel accredited Solicitor’s firm.

Robert is accredited under the Public Access Scheme to accept direct instructions.

Memberships

  • Revenue Bar Association  (for which he is an External Specialist Adviser)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (Chartered FCSI)

Recently Reported Cases

Mistlin v Mistlin [2019] Ch

Memsaab Retail Ltd v Naseem [2019] QB

Ellis v Bushnell [2018]

Nolan v Markerstudy [2014]

King v Ahmed [2012] 

Hussain v Salam [2012] EWHC 1760 (Ch)

Ford v HMRC [2008] SpC 634

Minto v HMRC [2007] STC (SCD) (SpC 625

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