Jennifer MacLeod has a wide ranging practice, encompassing public law and human rights, competition and EU law, and commercial litigation. She is regularly instructed in high-profile, complex and creative challenges. She commonly appears in the High Court and the CAT, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the CJEU, the ECtHR, and other international tribunals. She acts for a range of clients, and her practice entails both led work and a substantial amount of work as sole advocate.
Examples of recent significant cases include: EVAW v DPP (challenge to CPS policy on charging rape); BritNed v ABB (first cartel damages trial and appeal in the UK); R (EA) v Chairman of MAI (challenge to exclusion of survivors from the Manchester Arena Inquiry); trucks litigation (defending numerous high-value claims in respect of the trucks cartel); Coppin v Ireland (UN treaty body challenge to Ireland’s treatment of Magdalene women); Pfizer and Flynn v CMA (first “pure” excessive pricing case in the UK); R (Omid, Newby) v SSJ (constitutional challenges to prohibition on assisted dying); Afren v Shahenshah (>$1bn commercial fraud); K and CH v Russia (international challenge to Russia’s domestic violence legislation); Franked Investment Litigation (UKSC litigation regarding restitutionary remedies for mistake).