Alistair Mackenzie > 2 Temple Gardens > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Alistair’s practice comprises cross-border disputes, product liability and insurance litigation. He regularly appears in complex and high value cases against more senior opponents, and has a reputation for providing pragmatic and commercial advice. He has considerable expertise in dealing with jurisdiction and choice of law disputes.  

Alistair has extensive appellate experience, including multiple cases in the Supreme Court on points of private international law. Recent reported cases include the landmark Supreme Court appeals in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2017] UKSC 80, acting for the successful defendant in challenging the English courts’ jurisdiction, and Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2016] UKSC 52, establishing the scope of MIB’s obligations under the European Motor Insurance Directives.


Prior to joining 2TG, Alistair obtained a First Class degree in Law from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar in 2013 (Gray’s Inn). In addition to his practice in England, he has worked in the Dubai International Financial Centre.



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple GardensDisplays excellent attention to detail when reviewing complex pieces of evidence. Alistair is a highly intelligent and skilled barrister whose strategic approaches are very well appreciated.

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Alistair Mackenzie2 Temple GardensA potential star of the future: an excellent junior confidently handling work beyond his level of call.

2 Temple Gardens is ‘top of the line for defendant travel work’ and ‘involved in most of the leading cases’. For example, Marie Louise Kinsler KC has been acting on the Supreme Court case involving the late Sir Ian Brownlie alongside rising star Alistair Mackenzie. Meanwhile, Charles Dougherty KC acted for CNN in a multi-jurisdictional claim brought by a reporter who suffered an accident while working in the Middle East.