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Caroline McColgan

Call 2010

“Caroline is extremely bright and is very good at grappling with the issues. Her advice is always pragmatic and commercial. She’s a delight to work with.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

Energy & Natural Resources

Caroline has acted in several energy and natural resources matters, and previous instructions include multi-million disputes relating to works at power stations utilising alternative and emerging energy resources (notably wind and biomass). She is familiar with the issues that commonly arise in the context of such projects, including issues as to completion of works against contractual milestones, and is adept at handling the technical evidence required to resolve such arguments.

Selected Cases

  • In adjudication, as sole counsel for the successful Respondents in their defence to a claim for engineers’ negligence claim relating to the design of an ocean terminal;
  • As sole counsel, acting for the Defendant in a £25m+ arbitration concerning defective micro-tunneling works on a major engineering project in Bahrain.
  • Acting for the Respondent in confidential arbitration proceedings concerning a £multi-billion project to build a power station in Saudi Arabia (led by Andrew Rigney KC).
  • Acting for the Respondent in confidential arbitration proceedings relating to the design of a process for a used-tyre recycling plant in Qatar (led by Andrew Rigney KC).
  • Acting for the Respondent in confidential adjudication proceedings concerning the electronics system installed at a Wind Farm (led by Daniel Shapiro KC).
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Qualifications


  • Major Scholar, Inner Temple (2009 – 2010)
  • BVC, BPP Law School (Very Competent) (2009 – 2010) Exhibitioner, Inner Temple (2008 – 2009)
  • GDL, BPP Law School (Distinction) (2008 – 2009) Demyship, Magdalen College, Oxford (2006 – 2008) BA (Hons) University of Oxford (2005 – 2008)

Memberships


  • LCLCBA
  • PNBA
  • TECBA

Recommendations


“Caroline is extremely bright and is very good at grappling with the issues. Her advice is always pragmatic and commercial. She’s a delight to work with.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Easy to deal with and responsive.”

Legal 500, 2024

“She completely engages with cases and is energetic and proactive.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Caroline is very bright, a superb lawyer, immensely hard-working and dedicated, fantastic with clients, has great judgement and is an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Legal 500, 2022

“She is user-friendly on claims in the High Court.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Caroline is very knowledgeable, industrious, and a real team player.”

Legal 500, 2022

“She is brilliant – extremely bright, immensely hardworking and very pragmatic. Nothing is too much trouble for Caroline and she is perfectly happy to roll up her sleeves and get stuck in.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Quickly assimilated large amounts of information and provided succinct advice. She was prepared, stuck to her guns under pressure, and artfully deflected some of the more difficult issues we faced.”

Legal 500, 2021

“She expertly deals with particularly difficult and robust challenges to her position, whilst maintaining a cool, pragmatic and commercial head.”

Legal 500, 2020


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