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Cait Sweeney

Called 2012

Cait specialises in commercial and chancery litigation. She is often instructed in general commercial and company disputes, both in the High Court and County Court. She also deals with consumer credit, banking and asset finance and is regularly instructed by several banks and finance houses. 

Cait also has a particular interest in all aspects of property litigation. She accepts instructions in the following areas: 

-        Adverse possession, boundary disputes, easements and covenants as well as disputes concerning co-ownership of land and proprietary estoppel;

-        Commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes;

-        Mortgages and accounts;

-        Property taxation including non-domestic business rates;

-        Charging orders and orders for sale.

Areas of Expertise
Business and Commercial
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Commercial Litigation and contractual disputes  - instructed on various commercial claims involving construction, breach of contracts and guarantees.

 

Insolvency, bankruptcy and company law – instructed to appear at hearings concerning company and personal insolvency.

 

Professional negligence actions – advises on professional negligence actions.

Probate, Inheritance & Trusts
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Property
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Property Law – instructed to advise and appear in all areas of property litigation.

Notable Cases
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-        Representing (sole counsel) a well-known bank in a case concerning a common-intention constructive trust claim which also gave rise to issues regarding subrogation.

-        Representing (sole counsel) the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in a contractual dispute arising from government funding of apprenticeship schemes.

-        Appeared on behalf of an insurance company at trial in a case which centred on whether an action had already been compromised and involved arguments concerning agency and fraud.

-        Acted for a sub-contractor in breach of contract claim against a property developer relating to a multi-million pound construction project.

-        Acted for a personal representative in a claim for possession against the beneficiaries.

-        Represented a rate-payer at trial against the local authority in a dispute concerning liability to pay non-domestic business rates, which amounted to several thousand pounds and small      business exemptions.

-        Acting for petitioning creditors and debtor companies in winding up proceedings and applications to set aside statutory demands.

-        Acting for a party in contentious probate proceedings concerning foreign property in the Gambia.

-        During pupillage Cait also assisted her supervisor in several cases including a multi-million-pound contractual dispute arising from a land development project.

Appointments
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Member of the NECCBA

Articles & Publications
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Regular contributor to the Law Society Civil Justice Section.

Scholarships/Awards
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Finalist in the Louise Godfrey Moot, North Eastern Circuit (2014);

Benefactors’ Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011);

Ferens’ Scholarship (2008-2011);

Finalist in the CEDR National Negotiation Competition (2010);

Winner of the Routledge Cavendish Law Prize (2009).

Personal Details
Education

Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent; LL. B (Hons) 1st Class.

Professional Associations

Member of the NECCBA

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