Meghann McTague

Call 2004

"An outstanding barrister"

Chambers UK 2024


Meghann has a wealth of experience and an excellent reputation for acting in group litigation. Her Chambers and Partners recommendations note her superb organisational skills and clear, strategic approach.

Meghann’s current practice involves her being led by specialists in group litigation, as well as appearing as sole counsel, and also sees Meghann leading and managing other juniors within a wider counsel team. Examples of her recent work include:

Grenfell Tower Litigation – junior counsel in the ongoing civil litigation arising out of the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017. Meghann acts for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the owner and landlord of Grenfell Tower, and for the organisation responsible for the management of the Tower. There are over 1,200 litigated claims. Meghann is the lead junior on the civil claims, led by Leigh-Ann Mulcahy KC in a wider counsel team including three other juniors.

Maltese Transport Authority – Meghann is instructed as sole counsel in these claims arising out of a catastrophic accident in Malta involving a collision between an open-top bus in which two people died and many others were injured. Claims arising out of the accident have been issued in several jurisdictions. The proceedings in England and Wales have been issued by several Claimants against a large number of Defendants. Meghann is liaising with the legal teams in other jurisdictions to construct an overall litigation strategy.

Modern slavery claims – Meghann is junior counsel in this ongoing litigation involving novel claims arising out of the UK’s largest prosecution for modern slavery. Meghann is led by Leigh-Ann Mulcahy KC and represents an employment intermediary which employed the claimant victims of forced labour.

Transport Incident – Meghann is instructed on behalf of one of several defendants in a series of claims arising out of a head on collision involving a double decker bus. There are multiple claims ranging in gravity, including catastrophic injury, which require co-ordination and strategic oversight. Meghann is advising on the overall litigation strategy.

Meghann has a well-established practice in Travel and Foreign Claims and has been recognised for her specialist knowledge of this area in the leading legal directories for many years.

She acts across the entire range of travel-related litigation, including claims to which the Montreal and Athens Conventions relate. Meghann’s particular expertise is in catastrophic and fatal claims and multi-party litigation.

Meghann has appeared in some of the leading cases in this field including Lackey v Mallorca Mega Resorts SL [2020] 1 All ER 558.

Some examples of her recent work include a fatal accident involving a child in Greece; a fatal accident in Spain/France/England involving an alleged Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak; an accident at a holiday villa in Spain involving the last reference to the CJEU ever made by the United Kingdom; norovirus outbreaks on board a cruise ship and at a large hotel in Spain; a fatal motorbike accident in Germany following a head-on collision; fatal car accidents in France and Germany; a high profile champagne spray incident at a club in Ibiza causing a serious eye injury; an accident on board a yacht in Italy involving numerous defendants from different European countries; a jet-ski accident in Barbados; several skiing accidents in France.

Notable Travel cases

Dawkins v Carnival PLC [2011] EWCA Civ 1237

Fatal accident involving child in Greece – complex issues relating to jurisdiction and parallel criminal proceedings in Greece.

Norovirus outbreak on board cruise ship.

Norovirus / bacterial infection at large hotel in Spain.

Fatal accident in Spain / France / England involving an alleged Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak.

Fatal motorbike accident in Germany following a head-on collision.

Accident on board a yacht in Italy involving numerous defendants from different Member States.

Jet-ski accident in Barbados.

Skiing accident in France.

Road traffic accident in France.

Scalding accident on board a flight from the Caribbean to the UK under the Montreal Convention.

Meghann’s practice focuses on the most serious of injuries and fatal claims. Meghann regularly advises in traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, and amputation cases and has a wealth of experience of claims involving somatoform, pain disorders and other complex psychiatric injuries.

Meghann’s instructions in this area of her practice often involve interesting issues relating to claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 against Local Authorities.

Meghann has extensive experience and detailed technical knowledge of claims under the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Untraced and Uninsured Drivers’ Agreements, including arbitrations under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement.

Recent cases of note include a fatal claim in the Admiralty Court following a death at sea during a round the world yacht race; a claim for negligence under the Human Rights Act 1998 in relation to the death of a child by suicide; a claim relating to scope of damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 where the deceased mother was carer to her disabled child; a high value occupiers’ liability claim involving CRPS and complex psychiatric injury; a high value claim under the Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement following catastrophic brain injury as a result of a head-on collision; an arbitration under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement involving complex issues as to medical causation; an industrial disease claim by a kitchen assistant employed by the defendant local authority; a fatal accident claim arising out of a local authority’s failure under the Highways Act 1980 to prevent flooding on the highway; a skateboarding accident at a festival in Cornwall including a contribution claim against event organiser.

Notable Personal Injury cases

High value occupiers’ liability claim involving CRPS and complex psychiatric injury.

High value claim under the Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement following major brain injury as a result of a head-on collision.

Recovery claim against producer for injury caused by defective medical equipment.

Arbitration under the Untraced Drivers’ Agreement involving complex issues as to medical causation.

Industrial disease claim by kitchen assistant employed by defendant local authority.

Fatal accident claim arising out of local authority’s failure under Highways Act 1980 to prevent flooding on the highway.

Skateboarding accident at a festival in Cornwall including a contribution claim against event organiser.

Privacy Policy

Meghann McTague Privacy Policy

My contact details:

ICO Reg No: Z924071X
Address: 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY
Phone: +44 (0)20 7822 1200

The type of personal information I collect

To enable me to provide you with legal advice and representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and mediations, I currently collect and process the following personal information:

Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, date of birth and contact details), bank and financial details, your background and circumstance and education.

Other personal data relevant to, or included in instructions to provide legal services, including data specific to the instructions in question and data included in documents provided to me as part of instructions or otherwise.

Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

Where necessary, I may also need to process Special Category data about you including

  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • personal data revealing political opinions;
  • personal data revealing religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • personal data revealing trade union membership;
  • genetic data;
  • biometric data (where used for identification purposes);
  • data concerning health;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life; and
  • data concerning a person’s sexual orientation.

How I get the personal information and why I have it

Most of the personal information that I process is provided to me directly by you or via the professional you have instructed such as a solicitor or consultant or other professional adviser who instructs me on your behalf to provide legal services.

I use the information that you have given me in order to

  • provide legal services to you, my client, including the provision of legal advice and
  • representation in courts, tribunals, arbitrations, and mediations
  • keep accounting records and carry out office administration
  • take or defend legal or regulatory proceedings or to exercise a lien
  • respond to potential complaints or make complaints
  • check for potential conflicts of interest in relation to future potential cases
  • promote and market my services
  • carry out anti-money laundering and terrorist financing checks
  • train other barristers and pupils, and when providing work-shadowing opportunities
  • publish legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals as required or permitted by law.

I may share this information with

  • other professional advisers such as other legal professionals and consultant experts and other witnesses
  • courts and tribunals
  • the staff in my Chambers
  • prosecution authorities
  • pupils and mini pupils
  • lay clients
  • family and associates of the person whose personal information I am processing
  • in the event of complaints, the Head of Chambers, other individuals nominated by Chambers who deal with complaints, the Bar Standards Board, and the Legal Ombudsman
  • other regulatory authorities
  • current, past or prospective employers
  • education and examining bodies
  • business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies, e.g. the Bar Council
  • professional indemnity insurers or brokers
  • the general public in relation to the publication of legal judgments and decisions of courts and tribunals
  • If you have engaged other professional advisers to instruct me on your behalf on the matters on which I am providing legal services to you, I shall assume that I may disclose your personal information to them unless you tell me otherwise.
  • I may be required to provide your information to regulators, such as the Bar Standards Board, the Financial Conduct Authority or the Information Commissioner’s Office. In the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office, there is a risk that your information may lawfully be disclosed by them for the purpose of any other civil or criminal proceedings, without my consent or yours, which includes privileged information.
  • I may also be required to disclose your information to the police or intelligence services, where, acting in good faith, I consider it required and permitted by law.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis I rely on for processing this information is

  • The processing is necessary for a contract I have with you, or because you have asked me to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
  • You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting me.
  • It may be necessary for me to share your personal data to comply with legal obligations to, for example, HMRC.

How I store your personal information

Your information is securely stored in Chambers or at my home. I use reasonable technical and organisational security measures such as password protection and encryption of computer generated data and keeping paper data secure to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or destroyed, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

In this connection, Chambers, as data processor, acting on my behalf, will only process your personal data on my instructions and is subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The data will be held in line with any regulatory obligations and generally be kept for 6 years but may be 12 years, or longer where, for example, the case includes information relating to a minor, from the date of completion of instructions. At this point any further retention will be reviewed and the data will be marked for deletion or marked for retention for a further period.

All data will be securely deleted or securely shredded after this time without reference to you. I will store some of your information which I need to carry out conflict checks for the rest of my career. However, this is likely to be limited only to your name and contact details and the name of the case. It will not include any information that is “sensitive information” for GDPR purposes.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask me for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask me to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask me to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask me to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask me to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that I transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, I have one month to respond to you. Please contact me at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or if you wish to make a request.

Transfer of your information outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

This privacy notice is of general application and as such it is not possible to state whether it will be necessary to transfer your information out of the EEA. If I do transfer your personal data I will use safeguards to ensure the data is fully protected as required by the UK Data Protection Regulations.

Changes to my Privacy Policy

From time to time, I may need to make chances to my privacy policy. If so, the changes will appear on my entry on the 2TG website.


As above, I may share your personal data with Chambers who may in turn use that data to notify you by email, or post about an invitation to seminars and similar events. You may opt out of receiving any such marketing communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link in any emails. In relation to how Chambers uses such data, please see Chambers’ privacy policy. Other than sharing personal data with Chambers as described above, I will not share your information with any other third party for marketing purposes.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about my use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to me or to my Senior Clerk, Lee Tyler at 2 Temple Gardens, London, EC4Y 9AY or You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
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"An eloquent and calm yet forceful advocate, her attention to detail is invaluable and her commitment to her work is endless."

Legal 500 2024

"She is simply fantastic and is a silk in waiting"

Legal 500 2023

"An excellent advocate"

Chambers UK 2023

"Technically and forensically excellent."

Chambers UK 2022

"Very hard-working and highly regarded."

Chambers UK 2022

"She is a fierce opponent and gets to the heart of the matter very quickly."

Chambers UK 2022

  • Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit
  • Attorney General’s Unified list of Prosecuting Counsel – C Panel (2009)

  • BVC (Very Competent), Manchester Metropolitan University
  • BA (Hons) Law & Criminology, Sheffield University

  • LawInSport
  • British Association for Sport & Law
  • Northern Circuit representative on Young Barristers’ Committee (2005-2007)
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • PIBA

“Meghann has excellent technical ability and commercial awareness.” “Her analytical skills, written advice and advocacy skills are very impressive.” “Meghann is an excellent lawyer who is thorough in her preparation and gives solid advice.” “Meghann is incredibly approachable and goes above and beyond in terms of responding to queries.” “Meghann is the go-to barrister for the most complex legal issues in the field; she is an outstanding barrister with an eye for detail.” “Meghann is an astonishingly good barrister, possessing the intellect to be able to handle all matters, accompanied with great commercial nous and a wonderfully personable nature.”
Chambers UK 2024

“She is a phenomenal communicator with the ability to condense large quantities of complex material into a clear, digestible and persuasive narrative. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” “Meghann is an impressive barrister – an eloquent and calm yet forceful advocate, her attention to detail is invaluable and her commitment to her work is endless.”
Legal 500 2024

“She is an excellent advocate.” “Meghann’s case management and approach with opponents is simply excellent.” “She has an impressive command of detail.” “She is very approachable, very hard-working and has a very good analytical brain.” “Meghann is an exceptional lawyer.” “She is a delight to work with.” “She is good at arguing the technical points.”
Chambers UK 2023

“Has a great intellect, an ability to see the wood for the trees and fantastic organisational skills; she is exceptional.” “Great intellect, amazing ability to see the wood for the trees, organisational skills, reliability. She is simply fantastic and is a silk in waiting.”
Legal 500 2023

“Very clever and approachable.” “Technically and forensically excellent, very hard-working and highly regarded by her insurer clients.” “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.”
Chambers UK 2022

“Very clever, able to cut through a mass of detail to what matters, super-reliable and efficient, a pleasure to work with.” “Very personable and excellent with clients.”
Legal 500 2022

“She’s technically excellent and is a very good advocate.” “An extremely approachable barrister who is very good with clients.”
Chambers UK 2021

“Consistency, clarity, excellent oral and writing skills, pragmatic. She is very capable and approachable in this area. Works tirelessly to ensure that a case is watertight.”
Legal 500 2021

“She is very thorough, competent and has an excellent manner with clients.” “She approaches each case with endless enthusiasm and energy which gives her the upper hand against any opponent. She has a pragmatic approach and strips a case down to the key issues underpinning it.”
Chambers UK 2020

“She is fantastic; very down-to-earth yet incredibly bright.”
Legal 500 2020

“She’s very friendly and approachable.” “She has superb technical skills and provides very clear and structured advice. She is always efficient, friendly and pragmatic.”
Chambers UK 2019

“Meghann has a great deal of experience in travel claims. She is very thorough and possesses and admirable can-do attitude.”; “She is absolutely brilliant. She is extremely incisive and willing to assist”
Chambers UK 2018

“She is very down to earth and fights the right points in a case”; “Clients immediately warm to her as she has the ability to assimilate facts and give straightforward advice”; “She is feisty and prepared to argue difficult cases”
Chambers UK 2017

“Eminently approachable and very thorough. In her written advice she explores all aspects and intricacies of the matter”; “Her work is proportionate in that she does what is required on a case-by-case basis and would recognise on a smaller claim that clients aren’t going to swallow large fees”
Chambers UK 2016

“Down to earth, conscientious and hard-working”; “She’s excellent as she recognizes what clients require. She is robust when required and sensitive when required”
Chambers UK 2015

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