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Chambers of Mark Cannon QC

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Work 020 7822 2000
Fax 020 7822 2001
4 New Square (Chambers of Mark Cannon QC), Robert Marven, London, ENGLAND

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Robert Marven

Work 020 7832 2000
4 New Square (Chambers of Mark Cannon QC)


Robert Marven is a specialist in all areas of costs law. He is also an expert on the law concerning the funding of litigation. He has been instructed in a range of high profile cases in the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Senior Courts Costs Office and the County Court. Robert’s practice includes: costs issues arising from high value litigation; conditional fee agreements and contingency fee agreements; commercial funding for substantial disputes; legal expenses insurance and ‘after the event’ insurance; fixed costs; costs budgets and estimates; costs capping; as well as wasted and non-party costs orders. Robert acts for a wide range of clients including PLCs and public bodies, solicitors, major insurers, funders, claims management companies and individuals. He is often brought into major litigation to advise and to present submissions on specific costs issues. Robert provides strategic advice on matters of commercial importance to insurers, solicitors and others involved with the management and funding of litigation. His cases include: Surrey v Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 1598 (QB); Jones v Spire Healthcare Ltd (Liverpool CC, 27.04.16); Kupeli v Cyprus Turkish Airlines  [2016] 3 Costs LO 365; O’Brien v Shorrock & MIB [2015] 4 Costs LO 439; EMW v Halborg [2015] 4 Costs LO 427; Cashman v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust [2015] 3 Costs LO 411; Broni v Ministry of Defence  [2015] 1 Costs LR 111; Redfern v CBC [2014] EWHC 4526 (QB); Tasleem v Beverley [2014] 1 WLR 3567; Ultimate Products Ltd v Woolley [2014] 5 Costs LO 787 and [2014] EWHC 1919 (Ch); Light on Line Ltd v Zumtobel Lighting Ltd [2013] 1 Costs LR 129; Letts v Royal Sun Alliance plc [2012] 3 Costs LR 591; Joyce v West Bus Coach Services Ltd [2012] 3 Costs LR 540; Legal Services Commission v F [2011] 5 Costs LR 740; Rybak v Langbar International Ltd [2011] PNLR 16; Sulaman v Axa and Direct Line [2010] 3 Costs LR 391; Tankard v John Fredericks Plastics Ltd [The Accident Line Protect test cases] [2009] 1 WLR 1731, [2009] 4 All ER 526; Crane v Canons Leisure Centre [2008] 1 WLR 2549, [2008] 2 All ER 931, Days Healthcare UK Ltd v Pihsiang Machinery Manufacturing Co Ltd [2006] 4 All ER 233.


MA (Cantab). Called 1994, Middle Temple.


Felsted School; Trinity College, Cambridge University BA Hons (1993); Inns of Court School of Law (Bar vocational course, 1994); Middle Temple Astbury Scholar (1993).

London Bar


Within: Costs – 2018 silks

Robert Marven - 4 New Square ‘Not afraid to state an opinion and does not sit on the fence.’

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