Justice Maclean QC is an experienced QC, practising from Blackstone Chambers in London. He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he took a double First in PPE, and Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Memorial Scholar. He was called to the Bar, first in his year, in 1993 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2009.
He has built a notably broad leading practice at the English Bar, ranging across many aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration (in such fields as energy, banking, sanctions, aerospace, civil fraud, telecommunications and sports law) as well as public, competition and regulatory law.
He has appeared as leading Counsel in all Divisions of the English High Court, as well as in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. His international experience includes Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and Hong Kong matters. He also has experience as an arbitrator.
He was a member of the Attorney General's Panel until his appointment as Queen’s Counsel (1999 - 2009, A Panel 2006 - 2009). His clients included many Government departments and officials, including No. 10 Downing Street and a serving Prime Minister.