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Alison Macdonald QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 4

Alison Macdonald QC
Alison Macdonald QC is an authority on public law matters which cross borders, particularly in cases involving human rights or criminal law issues.
Strengths: "She is an extremely good advocate who knows a lot, if not everything, in several fields of law." "She has great strategic vision, is excellent with the client and very responsive."
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

Alison Macdonald QC
Alison Macdonald QC is a well-regarded silk known for her work in complex civil liberties matters, including significant judicial review proceedings concerning human rights and criminal law. She often handles major investigations as part of her flourishing public law practice. She has recently acted in death penalty cases across various international jurisdictions.
Strengths: "She has great strategic vision, is excellent with clients and is very responsive." "Alison is excellent in court and she really knows what she is talking about."
Recent work: Acted for the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in relation to her imprisonment in Iran in 2016. The case raised ground-breaking legal issues as to the UK’s human rights obligations in relation to British nationals detained abroad, and the UK’s response to hostage-taking by foreign states.
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Public International Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Alison Macdonald QC
Alison Macdonald QC has extensive experience of operating across criminal, commercial and international law, acting as both adviser and advocate. She regularly represents states in ICSID arbitrations, and has considerable experience in the Law of the Sea and international criminal law.
Strengths: "She is razor sharp, well prepared and all over the detail." "She produces work of a high calibre. Her commitment to her cases is admirable, and she makes herself available to discuss issues whenever needed."
Recent work: Advised an international group of Uyghur NGOs on the human rights situation in Xinjang, China.
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International Human Rights Law - London (Bar)

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Alison Macdonald QC
Alison Macdonald QC is a well-regarded silk known for her work in complex civil liberties matters, including significant judicial review proceedings concerning human rights and criminal law. She often handles major investigations as part of her flourishing public law practice. She has recently acted in death penalty cases across various international jurisdictions.
Strengths: "She has great strategic vision, is excellent with clients and is very responsive." "Alison is excellent in court and she really knows what she is talking about."
Recent work: Acted for the husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in relation to her imprisonment in Iran in 2016. The case raised ground-breaking legal issues as to the UK’s human rights obligations in relation to British nationals detained abroad, and the UK’s response to hostage-taking by foreign states.
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