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Anthony Gold

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Work 020 7940 4000
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London SE1, London SE17, London SW16

Dr Jock Mackenzie

Work 020 7940 4000
Anthony Gold

Work Department

Injury and medical claims.


Dr Jock Mackenzie has a broad clinical negligence practice but, due to his background as a hospital physician, he has a particular interest and expertise in cases involving complex medicine and rare medical conditions; brain injury (both adult and child, including birth injuries and cerebral palsy); neurological, neurosurgical and spinal injuries; emergency and intensive care; and general internal medicine.  He also has significant experience of treatment in the private sector, especially cases involving foreign nationals being treated in UK private hospitals, cases involving fatal injuries caused by medical care, and surgical cases.  Some examples of Jock’s recently concluded successful cases include two private medicine cases involving seven figure sum settlements: one for an adult with PVS (persistent vegetative state) from the Middle East due to negligent anaesthetic care and the other for an Eastern European businessman who suffered with septic shock due to a negligent delay in diagnosis of post-operative peritonitis.  Other recently concluded cases include a woman who suffered a hysterectomy following a post-partum haemorrhage; a delay in diagnosis of respiratory tuberculosis; and a failure to diagnose a serious finger injury resulting in permanent disability. Jock has also negotiated settlements for very substantial lump sums together with significant periodical payments for life. His current brain injury work includes a case involving an anaesthetic incident in a private hospital, one concerning the removal of a central venous catheter and another revolving around a missed radiological diagnosis.  He also has cases involving cauda equina syndrome, side-effects of Parkinson’s disease treatment, obstetric care and fatal cases involving cardiology care. Jock has considerable experience in acting for clients who are resident abroad, including in the U.S., the Middle East (in particular Kuwait), India and Europe, especially clients who come to England specifically for specialist private medical treatment.


Jock is a dual qualified medical doctor and solicitor, and a partner in the clinical negligence department at Anthony Gold.  He qualified as a doctor at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London in 1990 and practised as a full-time hospital physician for nearly five years before deciding to retrain as a solicitor to specialise in clinical negligence work.  He qualified as a solicitor at Leigh Day in 1998 and became a Partner in 2003, continuing to work as a doctor part-time at St. Bartholomew's until 2004.  He joined Anthony Gold as a Partner in January 2013.  Jock has been the author of the Solicitors’ Journal updates in clinical negligence law since 2007.  He contributes to the Personal Injury Law Journal and Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal and is the current author of the Funding chapter in Kemp & Kemp.  Jock became a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) in 2013.


Registered with the General Medical Council; Senior Litigator, APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers); AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and the Law Society clinical negligence accreditation panels.

London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant

Within: Clinical negligence: claimant

Anthony Gold's highly respected includes Dr Jock Mackenzie, who is a qualified medical doctor, and Ali Malsher  and Jenny Kennedy, who are former nurses. The firm has a 'long-held reputation in handling cases of varying severity and especially complex catastrophic litigation'. The practice's track record includes cases involving brain injuries, amputations, cardiac arrests and tumors and is 'dedicated professionals achieve incredible results for their clients in an impressive cost-efficient manner'. Jon Nicholson heads the injury and medical claims team and  is 'a master of detail and extremely tenacious'. Jenny Kennedy is 'well-respected in the industry'.

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