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Michele De Gregorio

Call 2003

"Immensely hardworking, very bright, an excellent lawyer, and very good with clients."
(Legal 500 2018)

Professional Liability

Michele has particular experience of professional negligence actions against construction professionals, lawyers and accountants.

He edits the chapter in Emden’s Construction Law on Architects, Engineers and Surveyors.

Selected Cases

  • Roy Parker v Freeth Cartwright (2014) – Acting for the claimant in a claim against solicitors concerning the handling of a professional negligence action arising out of the unsuccessful takeover of Leicester City FC. Michele was led by Michael Curtis QC.
  • Acting for employers in a claim against a structural engineer arising out of the collapse of a property following the removal of part of a load-bearing wall.
  • Acting for a private company and its sole shareholder in an action against the company’s accountants and auditors concerning the negligent preparation of accounts.
  • Acting for the claimant in an action against his solicitors concerning the sale of shares in an Internet company.
  • Advising the claimant in an action against solicitors arising out of a failed attempt to extend the term of a lease.
  • Acting for the claimant employer in a claim against building contractors and the quantity surveyor, engaged as project manager and contract administrator.
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“His attention to detail is second to none.” “He’s extremely hard-working and diligent.”

Chambers and Partners 2020, Property Damage

“He takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to dealing with claims.”

Legal 500 2020, Insurance and reinsurance

“He has a sector wide experience of construction litigation.”

Legal 500 2020, Construction

“Immensely hardworking, very bright, an excellent lawyer, and very good with clients”

Legal 500 2018, Insurance and reinsurance

“A very reassuring presence in conference and in court”

Legal 500 2018, Construction

“Very impressive. He knows his stuff and is a calm, persuasive advocate” and “Very user-friendly”

Chambers & Partners 2018, Property Damage

“He is bright, immensely hardworking and inspires confidence in clients.”

Legal 500 2017

“Superbly responsive with a terrific eye for detail.”

Legal 500 2016

“Down to earth and very good at calming down heated situations.”

Legal 500 2017

“His knowledge of case law and its application is up to the minute.”

Legal 500 2016

“A very strong, capable and down-to-earth barrister with a pragmatic approach.”

Legal 500 2015

“Technically very good.”

Legal 500 2014

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