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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

Ben Elkington QC

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

Position

Silk with a thriving practice centred on insurance, commercial, professional liability and civil fraud work. He acts for claimants and defendants in equal measure. Insurance work includes coverage disputes in all types of insurance, and subrogated recovery claims. Commercial work includes domestic and international contractual disputes in the courts and arbitrations. Professional liability work focuses on insurance brokers, financial advisers, solicitors, barristers, accountants, surveyors and mortgage brokers. Editor of the chapter on claims against insurance brokers in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability.

Career

Associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, New York 1994-95; admitted to New York Bar 1995; called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn 1996, judicial assistant to Court of Appeal, Spring 1998. Appointed QC 2012.

Member

COMBAR (Committee member); PNBA; LCLCBA.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (1993 Law 1st); University of Virginia, USA (1994 LLM); Inns of Court School of Law (1996, top ranked student).

Leisure

Exploring the Isle of Mull, fly-fishing, golf.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square ‚Äė Very bright, good humoured and great to work with in a pressured situation. ‚Äô

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square ‚Äė An exceptional advocate who is quick on his feet and has a great rapport with judges. ‚Äô

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

4 New Square has 'good strength-in-depth' for insurance and reinsurance disputes, is 'outstanding on professional negligence disputes', and has a 'good number of excellent general insurance counsel' boasting an 'excellent blend of technical ability, approachability and commerciality of service delivery'. Coverage dispute Europools v RSA, which involved Ben Elkington QC, Jonathan Hough QC and George Spalton, was a notable matter for the set. Elsewhere, Graham Eklund QC appeared in Spire Healthcare v RSA which upheld a judgment in favour of insurers on whether numerous claims arising from the misconduct of a consultant breast surgeon fell to be aggregated under a policy of liability insurance. Neil Hext QC successfully acted for the defendant insurance broker in the Court of Appeal in Channon v Ward.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Ben Elkington QC - 4 New Square ‚Äė Very tenacious and a relentless advocate. ‚Äô

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