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Chambers of Mark Cannon QC

Living Wage
LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3RJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 2001
DX:
1041 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.4newsquare.com

Neil Hext QC

Tel:
Work 020 7822 2000
Email:
4 New Square (Chambers of Mark Cannon QC)

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, insurance and professional negligence.  He appears regularly in the High Court, particularly in the Commercial Court, TCC and Chancery Division, and in arbitration proceedings.  He has substantial appellate experience in the Court of Appeal.  He has expertise in all aspects of insurance/reinsurance, acting for both insurers and insureds.  In the commercial field he focuses particularly on commercial fraud, including claims for misappropriation of corporate assets, and is regularly instructed in relation to matters requiring urgent interlocutory relief.  In professional negligence his work covers lawyers, insurance brokers, construction professionals, surveyors and accountants.  He edits the chapter on surveyors in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.

Career

Called 1995, Gray’s Inn.  Queen’s Counsel 2015.

Languages

French (working knowledge).

Member

Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby; Bristol University/Leuven University, Belgium (1992 LLB European Legal Studies).


London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Neil Hext QC - 4 New SquareHas a real grasp of the issues right away.

Within: Professional negligence

4 New Square is ‘regarded as one of the go-to sets for professional negligence work’ and it stands out for its ‘great strength in depth’ and for a ‘focus on quality.’ Members act for both claimants and defendants on an array of disputes; Roger Stewart QC and Scott Allen were successful in the leading Supreme Court case examining solicitors’ negligence, BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland, in which David Halpern QC also appeared. David Turner QC and Nicole Sandells QC were also victorious in the Supreme Court case Swynson v Lowick Rose LLP, which was a claim involving accountants’ negligence. In the Court of Appeal, Neil Hext QC acted for the successful respondent insurance broker in Channon v Ward.

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