Carlo specialises in commercial, construction, insurance, and professional negligence matters. He is recommended as a leading individual in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500.
He is regularly in court both on trials and interlocutory matters, for both claimants and defendants; he regularly appears in the High Court, arbitrations and adjudications and has also appeared in the Privy Council. Carlo is also a TECBAR accredited adjudicator. The regularity of his court work means that he is very good on his feet, and is praised for his meticulous and forceful cross examination.
His present and recent case-load includes:
- Defending one of the lead intermediaries in the Ingenious Litigation (one of The Lawyer’s Top 10 cases of 2018).
- Defending a UK asset management firm in long-running litigation for conspiracy/fraud relating to the alleged asset stripping of a Polish company.
- Defending a firm of architects in a dispute said to be worth £9M, brought by an Oxbridge College.
- Two significant cases before the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda, relating to a conspiracy to cause loss to a major power supply company (put at over 200M ECD).
- A case put at £20 million+ in the Mercantile Court concerning the design and sale of a prototype electric vehicle
- Defending an allegedly valuable professional negligence claim against accountants relating to the conduct of a COP9 / fraud enquiry by HMRC (Carlo acts for the accountants).
- Carlo is also presently sole counsel for two of the Defendants in a $26 million claim in the (English) High Court concerning alleged professional negligence of Spanish and English lawyers said to have been conducting an arbitration in the US and then resisting the enforcement of its award in England.
Carlo read law at Downing College, Cambridge where he was the President of the Cambridge University Law Society. Before coming to the Bar, he spent a year working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and later developing business and service monitoring systems for a charity (of which he is now a trustee). His experience gives him the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, work well either as part of a team or individually, and bring an acute commercial perspective to the issues at hand.
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- Success in the Commercial Court: Reflective Loss and Joinder
- Ben Quiney QC and Carlo Taczalski instructed in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2018
- Valuable guidance on limitation for contribution claims
- Court of Appeal reaffirms the accepted position on breach of duty
- Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple (2010)
- Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple (2010)
- Lovells Examination Prize, Downing College (2006)
- PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship (2005 – 2007)