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Carlo Taczalski

Call 2010

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

Carlo specialises in commercial, construction, insurance, and professional negligence matters. He has been recommended in the Legal 500 as a leading individual in a number of his core practice areas since 2017.

He is regularly in court both on trials and interlocutory matters, for both claimants and defendants as sole counsel and in both leading and led capacities. He has appeared before a wide range of tribunals including in the Privy Council, High Court, arbitral tribunals and in adjudications. 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 and preparation.

Carlo is also a TECBAR and PNBA accredited adjudicator.

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.
  • Engaged on a dispute concerning rival branches of the Kuwaiti ruling family, where a wide-ranging conspiracy to cause loss by unlawful means is alleged.
  • Defending a liquidator in a section 212 application put at in excess of £2m.
  • Defending a firm of architects in a dispute said to be worth £9M, brought by an Oxbridge College.
  • 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.

Carlo accepts appropriate public access clients.

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  • Queen Mother Scholarship, Middle Temple (2010)
  • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple (2010)
  • Lovells Examination Prize, Downing College (2006)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship (2005 – 2007)


  • PNBA

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