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Carlo Taczalski

Call 2010

"Wise beyond his call."
(Legal 500, 2017)

Insurance & Reinsurance

Carlo has significant experience of advising on and appearing in proceedings concerning policy interpretation, avoidance of cover for nondisclosure, misrepresentation and breach of notification and other clauses.

Examples of work in this area includes:

  • Advising a leading insurance broker in a claim where it is alleged that the broker bound an insurer outside the scope of its actual authority.  The case overlaps questions of rectification, construction of the policy, and (in a separate aspect of the case) fraud.
  • Sole counsel for the claimant insurance company in a broker’s negligence claim arising out of the fraudulent ‘placement’ of a (non-existent) reinsurance policy by a sub-broker.  Damages are in the region of £15M. The case also involves questions of the broker’s warranty of authority.  Currently pre-action.
  • Advised on a claim (settled confidentially at mediation) arising out of the design of a new insurance product, which was found not to operate effectively immediately prior to launch.
  • Instructed (with Andrew Bartlett QC and James Medd) in relation to coverage provided by a £5m excess layer professional indemnity insurance policy, following alleged defective design of an office block overseas.
  • Junior to Andrew Bartlett QC in a London arbitration relating to coverage under a product liability policy, potentially determinative of claims and various layers of insurance worth up to £300m.

Selected Cases

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Recommendations


“A great blend of being exceptionally bright, hardworking and responsive together with a charming personality. Engenders confidence of clients both in conference and courtroom. More than a match for experienced counsel both in mainstream professional indemnity work and more specialist.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Carlo is incredibly forensic in his approach to work, he deals with large quantities of information in a methodical manner and is an excellent communicator.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Handles a diverse range of construction disputes.”

Legal 500, 2020

“He is very bright and thorough when it comes to considering all the possible issues.”

Legal 500, 2020


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