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Caroline McColgan

Call 2010

"She expertly deals with particularly difficult and robust challenges to her position, whilst maintaining a cool, pragmatic and commercial head."
(Legal 500, 2020)

Professional Liability

Caroline is regularly instructed in professional negligence matters. She has experience of dealing with a broad range of professions, including solicitors, managing agents and insurance brokers. She frequently acts in high value matters on her own account.

Selected Cases

  • Acting for the defendant in a high value accountants’ negligence action arising out of complex investment schemes. Caroline was led by Ben Quiney QC.
  • Acting for the defendant firm in a claim for solicitors’ negligence alleging a failure to identify Japanese Knotweed during a property conveyance.
  • Acting for several firms of managing agents said to have breached their duty to manage commercial properties adequately, resulting in claims by third parties.
  • With Dermot Woolgar, acting for a solicitor-executor in a very complex contentious probate dispute in which it was alleged he had breached his duty to manage the estate.
  • With Michael Curtis QC and Andrew Davis, acting for a provider of social housing in a brokers’ negligence claim. The broker had failed to notify insurers of a high-value claim for tree-root induced subsidence, leaving it uninsured.
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  • 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)


  • PNBA

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