Caroline McDonagh

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Caroline McDonagh

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“Be they large or small assignments, Caroline always studies everything in great detail before providing good, pragmatic advice and hence the reason why I have full confidence in her ability to deliver excellent results. Caroline is lovely to deal with and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. She also treats every case with the same due care and attention.” – Freddy Khalastchi, Insolvency Practitioner and Partner, Menzies LLP

What she’s best at:

Caroline has primarily specialised in insolvency litigation and corporate restructuring for over 12 years. During this time, her work has given her the opportunity to develop expertise in varied chancery litigation and contentious property matters, which include: equitable interest claims; application for vesting of legal title to trade marks; matters involving sham and other fraudulent transactions, and Land Registry adjudication.

Caroline has wide experience of corporate and individual insolvency matters, including dealing with asset sale agreements involving intellectual property for officeholders; insolvencies involving derivatives and futures trading; misfeasance actions; breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful trading applications and possession and sale applications involving individuals with multiple bankruptcies. Her high level of expertise in the field, along with her strong attention to detail, means that you can fully rely on Caroline to produce work of an exceptionally high quality standard.

Who she works for:

  • Officeholders
  • Private Equity Houses
  • Private companies
  • Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Private individuals

Testimonials:

“I have worked with Caroline over a number of years and during that time I have found her to be extremely good at dealing with all aspects of insolvency, especially the tricky issues that arise on cases. Be they large or small assignments, Caroline always studies everything in great detail before providing good, pragmatic advice and hence the reason why I have full confidence in her ability to deliver excellent results. Caroline is lovely to deal with and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. She also treats every case with the same due care and attention.” – Freddy Khalastchi, Insolvency Practitioner and Partner, Menzies LLP

“I have worked with Caroline on several insolvency and commercial Chancery cases for the past nine years, all of which resulted in a successful outcome at trial. This was in no small part due to Caroline’s efforts. She is a born litigator with a natural aptitude for, and a genuine interest in, her work. She is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her.” – Jonathan Lopian, Barrister, New Square Chambers

Expertise in:

  • Ball v Jones [2008] BPIR 1051 – successfully defended Respondent husband in TUV and preference claims;
  • Re Agrimarche Limited [2010] EWHC 1655 (Ch) – application by Liquidator for directions on valuation of claims under option agreements;
  • Garwood v Ambrose [2012] BPIR 996; EWHC 1494 (Ch) – successfully opposed wife’s attempt to claim 100% of equity in matrimonial home, which raised complex issues of trust law including implied and constructive trusts.

Education

  • University of Edinburgh (MA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics)
  • City University, London (Postgraduate Diploma in Law)

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