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.
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)
Recent and typical cases include:
Impact Funding Solutions Ltd v Barrington Support Services Ltd (formerly Lawyers At Work Ltd)  UKSC 57;  A.C. 73: Insurance; solicitors’ minimum terms; exclusion clauses; trade debts.
Aldermore Bank Plc v Rana  EWCA Civ 1210;  1 W.L.R. 2209: Banking, conveyancing, completion of a mortgage.
Schumann v Veale Wasbrough  EWCA Civ 441;  P.N.L.R. 25: Lawyers’ negligence; limitation.
Co-operative Group Ltd v Birse Developments Ltd  EWCA Civ 707;  B.L.R. 477: Construction; limitation; amendment of pleadings.
McManus v European Risk Insurance Co hf  EWCA Civ 1545;  Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 169: Insurance; block notifications; declaratory relief.
Emptage v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd  EWCA Civ 729; Financial services; judicial review; mortgage mis-selling.
Knox D’Arcy Operations Ltd v. Manches LLP  EWCA Civ 33;  PNLR 18: Solicitors; client account; assignment; notice.
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)