Ken Mackenzie is an accredited specialist in criminal law, one of only 31 solicitors accredited in Queensland.
Originally qualified in Queensland, Ken Mackenzie began his career in the criminal practice of Ryan & Bosscher, before emigrating to England in 2002.
In London, Ken joined one of the largest defence operations Fisher Meredith Solicitors and re-qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales.
After 2 years at Fisher Meredith, in 2005 Ken joined the best human rights and criminal defence firm in London, Hickman & Rose. Ken worked on some of their most difficult and serious cases of murder and major drug importation. Ken was particularly proud of his involvement with Ben Rose in the appeal that freed Andrew Adams who served 14 years after his wrongful conviction for murder.
Returning to Brisbane for family and sunshine, Ken Mackenzie established Mackenzie Mitchell Solicitors in February 2008 to offer his experience and the principles of Active Defence to Queenslanders in need of assistance.
Ken represents clients in private (employer) investigations, police investigations, and criminal proceedings in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, including the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. His practice ranges from traffic offences to homicide and includes a substantial case load of serious fraud and drug crime. Cyber-crime is a growing area of interest. He has also represented witnesses compelled to attend and give evidence to secret hearings of the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC).
Ken served for 5 years on the Criminal Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society until 2014. He represented the Society on a government committee that reviewed police powers in Queensland. Ken has given evidence on behalf of the Society to Parliamentary Committees in relation to legislation governing police powers and the criminal law.