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Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP

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Injury and Medical claims.


Partner on the Injury and Medical claims team.

Dr Jock Mackenzie has a broad clinical negligence practice and, 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. 

His current brain injury work includes a case involving an anaesthetic incident in a private hospital, a missed radiological diagnosis of a treatable vascular brain abnormality, a significant brain injury following the delay in diagnosis and treatment of post-operative sepsis and a twin cerebral palsy case.  His spinal work includes spinal infarct from a cardiac arrest due to a delay in diagnosis of a pulmonary embolus and significant spinal injury from use of an experimental spinal implant. His other work involves delays in diagnosis of post-operative sepsis, delay in diagnosis of cancer and Group B Streptococcus meningitis. Recent successfully concluded cases include a near 7-figure sum due to the death of a family member from the very rare condition macrophage activation syndrome and a 7-figure lump sum and periodical payment settlement for a woman in a minimally conscious state resulting from brain damage due to an air embolus from a central line.

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. He also has significant experience of treatment in the private sector, especially cases involving foreign nationals being treated in UK private hospitals, surgical cases and cases involving fatal injuries caused by medical care. Two of Jock’s more recent concluded successful private medicine cases include two 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.  He was also successful in 2019 in the High Court in a novel private medicine case involving Impulse Control Disorder due to Ropinirole for Parkinson’s Disease (Kennedy v Frankel).


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 and became a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) in August 2013.

Jock was the author of the Solicitors’ Journal updates in clinical negligence law for a decade and is now a current author for Kemp & Kemp: Personal Injury Law, Practice and Procedure. 

He is a regular speaker at the Bond Solon annual Expert Witness Conference and regularly teaches expert witnesses.


Registered with the General Medical Council; Senior Litigator, APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers); Accredited member of solicitors panel at AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) and the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel (re-accreditation pending).

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London > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

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Jock Mackenzie Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP

The team at Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP is led by Jon Nicholson, and has a reputation for succeeding in claims made by internationally-based clients regarding the negligence of private healthcare practices; said cases are often of value in the multi-millions and involve particular consideration of cultural variation. The team has a reputation for handling catastrophic injury cases, including failed diagnoses or surgical negligence leading to complex brain functionality issues. Many members of the team have medical backgrounds – including expert in surgical, cardiac and emergency medical cases Ali Malsher and the ‘awe-inspiring’ Jenny Kennedy, who is well known for representing foreign nationals injured in the UK and vice versa. A particular standout for his recent work is ‘renaissance man of clinical negligence’ and ‘star in the field’ Jock Mackenzie.