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Meghann McTague

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Personal InjuryTravel: International Personal Injury
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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

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Meghann McTague
Meghann McTague acts primarily for defendant insurers in complex personal injury claims, and is regularly instructed in cases involving catastrophic injuries or fatalities. She has considerable experience of handling difficult employers' and public liability claims.
Strengths: "Very clever and approachable." "Technically and forensically excellent, very hard-working and highly regarded by her insurer clients."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in a claim arising out of the collapse of an external wall during Storm Imogen. The collapse seriously injured the elderly claimant who happened to be walking past with his dog as it collapsed.
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Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)

Band 2

Meghann McTague
Meghann McTague has considerable experience in illness claims, handling anything from group actions under the Package Travel Regulations to cases concerning passengers taken ill on board aircraft. She has extensive knowledge of the Montreal and Athens Conventions. She also handles RTAs and fatal accidents abroad. She regularly acts on behalf of defendants, including several foreign insurers.
Strengths: "She is technically fantastic, down to earth and a fighter in her cases." "She is a fierce opponent and gets to the heart of the matter very quickly. She's also very clever and approachable."
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Meghann is an experienced advocate whose practice encompasses the full spectrum of high-value and complex personal injury and travel claims. Meghann advises on catastrophic and fatal accidents arising within and outwith the jurisdiction and has detailed knowledge of claims against the MIB.

Current instructions of note within Meghann’s personal injury practice include claims for occupational stress, modern slavery, claims against local authorities and those resulting in complex brain injuries, amputation and high-value fatal claims.

Meghann also has expertise in large-scale group litigation and is presently instructed by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea as junior counsel in relation to the civil claims arising out of the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017.

Meghann was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2019 and has been a recommended junior in Chambers and Partners since 2015 for Travel: International Personal Injury. She is described by clients as being “absolutely brilliant” and “extremely incisive”.

In her cross-border practice, Meghann regularly advises clients on complex jurisdictional disputes and conflict of laws and has a wealth of experience of fatal and catastrophic injury claims including those involving the Package Travel Regulations 1992, the Montreal Convention and the Athens Convention.

Career

Fatal claim in excess of £8M

De Costa & ors v The London Fire Commissioner and ors [2020] EWHC 2718 (QB)

Group litigation arising out of a bus crash in Malta

Complex diving case in St Lucia

Professional Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association (member of the Executive Committee)

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