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Cait Sweeney

Called 2012

Cait specialises in chancery and commercial litigation. She is an experienced advocate in both the High Court and County Court. 


She is regularly instructed in contentions and non-contentious private client, property cases and commercial matters. 



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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Business and Commercial
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Cait deals with general commercial and company disputes. 


She regularly is instructed in cases involving the construction and breach of contracts, misrepresentation and consumer contracts. 



Probate, Inheritance & Trusts
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Cait handles a wide variety of private client matters. 


She regularly advises on the operation and construction of trusts and claims against trustees such as removal and breach of trust. 


Cait is regularly instructed in cases involving wills and estates. This includes cases regarding testamentary capacity, knoweldge and approval, undue influence, formal validity, construction and rectification of wills and will variations and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

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Cait has signficant experience in property law matters, including easements, boundary disputes, TOLATA caims, possession actions against residential and business tenants, licensees and mortgage possession actions. 


She appears in the High Court, County Court and Land Tribunal. 

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"She is intelligent, forward-thinking and collegiate with other members of the team." "She provides clear and simple advice. I can call her up and have a chat and bounce ideas around." - 
Chambers & Partners, 2021 - Up & Coming (Chancery)

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.

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Member of the NECCBA

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

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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

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

Professional Associations

Member of the NECCBA

Cait's Latest News
Commercial Conference 2019


Commercial Conference 2019

Trusts Dispute Conference 2019


Trusts Dispute Conference 2019

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