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MARK CANNON

Year of Call: 1985

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Professional Negligence

Biography

Mark Cannon QC was called to the English Bar in 1985 and appointed Queen’s Counsel (England) in 2008.

He has developed a strong commercial practice at the English Bar with particular focus on insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and liability in a commercial context and construction and engineering disputes.

He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2014 in order to represent a client based in Northern Ireland for whom he was acting in a number of construction and insurance disputes.

Mark has been a member of 4 New Square Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn since 1987. He is currently Head of Chambers. Full details of his work and experience can be found here.

Qualifications

1983; BA in Modern History, Lincoln College, Oxford

1984; Part 1B of the Law Tripos, Robinson College, Cambridge

1985; Called to the Bar of England and Wales

2008: Appointed QC (England and Wales)

2010-11; Chairman of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (England and Wales)

2014; Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland

Member of the Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association and Tecbar (England and Wales)

Experience

Recent and typical cases include:

Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd (formerly Lawyers At Work Ltd) [2016] UKSC 57; [2017] A.C. 73: Insurance; solicitors’ minimum terms; exclusion clauses; trade debts.

Aldermore Bank Plc v Rana [2015] EWCA Civ 1210; [2016] 1 W.L.R. 2209: Banking, conveyancing, completion of a mortgage.

Schumann v Veale Wasbrough [2015] EWCA Civ 441; [2015] P.N.L.R. 25: Lawyers’ negligence; limitation.

Co-operative Group Ltd v Birse Developments Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 707; [2014] B.L.R. 477: Construction; limitation; amendment of pleadings.

McManus v European Risk Insurance Co hf [2013] EWCA Civ 1545; [2014] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 169: Insurance; block notifications; declaratory relief.

Emptage v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 729; Financial services; judicial review; mortgage mis-selling.

Knox D’Arcy Operations Ltd v. Manches LLP [2013] EWCA Civ 33; [2013] PNLR 18: Solicitors; client account; assignment; notice.

Publications

Co-author of Cannon & McGurk, Professional Indemnity Insurance (OUP; 2nd ed 2016)

Editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (Sweet & Maxwell, 8th ed 2017) since the 3rd edition (1992)