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Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

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Shail has a broad commercial disputes practice with particular emphasis on financial services, insurance, professional liability work and costs. He is ranked in the leading directories in his areas of interest. Shail prides himself on being able to quickly identify the heart of a dispute and provide practical and commercial advice leading to its resolution. Recent reported cases in which Shail has appeared include Orb and ors v Fiddler and Anciano [2016] EWHC 361 (Comm), E.Surv Limited v Goldsmith Williams [2015] EWCA Civ 1147, Mathiesen v Clintons [2013] EWHC 3056.


A commercial litigation barrister with experience in financial services, insurance, professional indemnity and costs. Shail also acts in construction and property damage cases.


Qualified 2006; Inner Temple.


Harvard Law School, LLM (2004-05). Merton College, Oxford (BA); ranked 2nd in year (2001-2004). Merchant Taylors School Northwood.


Shail’s main interests are rock climbing and spending time with friends and family.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Shail Patel4 New SquareExcellent – he has a very calm style which is helpful when dealing with complex issues.

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Shail Patel4 New SquareMasters the detail of costs cases without losing sight of the commercial purpose.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Shail Patel4 New SquareExcellent – confident in the delivery of his views but has a collaborative and open style.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Shail Patel4 New SquareHe is excellent on his feet and very responsive.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Shail Patel4 New SquareHe has a tremendous ability to absorb a huge amount of detail and to bring it together in an incredibly concise and articulate manner.