George Mackenzie

Barrister, Francis Taylor Building

George has a busy specialist practice in rating, land valuation, planning and infrastructure. He is editor of Ryde on Rating and regularly appears in the Lands Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal in rating and council tax matters. Recent cases of note include FC Brown Steel Equipment Ltd v Hopkins (conveyor bridge over highway and application of geographical test), Avison Young Ltd v Jackson (scope of reg. 38 in the Lands Tribunal and the Court of Appeal), Isle Investments Ltd v Leeds City Council (rates mitigation), Co-operative Group v Virk (res judicata and abuse of process), Newham LBC v Rad Phase 1 Type B Property Co No.1 Ltd (completion notices) and Buzz Group Ltd v Salmon (valuation of bingo halls).