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Chambers of Mark Cannon QC

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Work 020 7822 2000
Fax 020 7822 2001

George Spalton

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


George’s practice falls into five principal areas: Commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, financial services, professional liability claims and disciplinary work. His experience of commercial work encompasses a wide variety of disputes – ranging from construction claims, insurance and reinsurance matters, banking claims to civil fraud. He has significant experience of international work and has acted in several arbitrations in the Middle East in recent years as well as acting in a number of arbitrations in Europe, South-East Asia, and elsewhere. George’s expertise in the context of professional liability work focusses on accountants and auditors’ negligence and solicitors’ negligence – especially in the context of financial services and commercial transactions.


MA Oxon; LL.M Columbia University (New York); Called 2004; Lincoln’s Inn.


Basic French and Russian.


COMBAR, executive committee (and previously chairman of the junior committee); PNBA; TECBAR; ChBA; LCIA and IBA; ARDL.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareHe has a very effective style of advocacy as well as being strong on paper.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareAn excellent advocate, who makes submissions clearly and concisely.’

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareInstructed, primarily to defend, in professional services cases.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareCommercial and clever.’

Within: Professional negligence

4 New Square is ‘an outstanding chambers for professional negligence work, with huge strength in depth’; ‘it is known as a specialist set for this and it shows’ – ‘there is always somebody available, no matter what the problem’. Members act for both claimants and defendants the most high-profile litigation and arbitration. For example, Roger Stewart QC appeared against David Halpern QC in solicitors’ negligence case Gabriel v Little, concerning scope of duty, and Nicholas Davidson QC was opposite Justin Fenwick QC and George Spalton in Wright v Lewis Silkin LLP, a case examining jurisdiction and judgment enforcement issues. Gemini v CBRE was another recent highlight that involved five members; a £100m claim regarding the alleged the over-valuation of a 37-property portfolio and related loan securitisation.

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Within: Sport – Leading juniors

George Spalton - 4 New SquareEasy to work with; sharp and committed.’

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