Meg Kirkwood Trainee Legal Executive

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Contact Details

Meg is a Trainee Legal Executive in the Commercial Litigation team primarily assisting with insolvency and professional negligence cases.

Main areas of practice

After beginning her career as an Apprentice, Meg is now a CILEx Law School student and is working within the Commercial Litigation team. She currently undertakes a wide variety of commercial litigation work and has begun to specialise in insolvency and professional negligence matters.

Clients

Businesses and individual claimants and defendants.

Interests

Meg is the Chair of the CILEx Solent Branch and is an Apprenticeship Ambassador for Southampton City Council.

Expertise

Articles by Meg

The Disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts

Article

A new mandatory disclosure pilot scheme has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 and will be in place for at least two years. We take a look in more detail.

Severance of a restrictive covenant – the impact of Freshasia Foods Ltd v Jing Lu [2018]

Article

The Court of Appeal decision in Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2018] placed doubt on whether it was possible for parts of a single covenant to be deleted without changing the nature of the contract.

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP: advice or information? SAAMCO explained

Article

A recent Court of Appeal case in January 2019 has provided a useful analysis on using SAAMCO to distinguish between 'advice' and 'information' cases involving financial professional negligence.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP: advice or information? SAAMCO explained

A recent Court of Appeal case in January 2019 has provided a useful analysis on using SAAMCO to distinguish between 'advice' and 'information' cases involving financial professional negligence.

The discount rate and professional negligence claims

When assessing damages in personal injury and clinical negligence claims future losses need to be taken into consideration. Our article explains how the discount rate works when making a claim.

Bacciottini v Gotelee and Goldsmith

The Court of Appeal has recently assessed the applicable measure of damages where the claimants had taken steps to mitigate their loss.