Richard Liddell > Chambers of Mark Cannon QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

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Wide-ranging practice with particular experience and expertise in the following areas: (i) construction and engineering (ii) commercial litigation (iii) professional liability and (iv) sport. Rick also specialises in all fields of professional liability, with particular emphasis upon barristers and solicitors, construction professionals, valuers and surveyors, accountants and auditors, IFAs and insurance brokers. Rick has been involved in numerous high-profile cases, including Aspect v Higgins (first ever case on construction adjudication to reach the Supreme Court), Co-op v Birse (CA, 2014), Mengiste v Endowment Fund (CA, 2013) and The Innovator Litigation (substantial multi-party Commercial Court litigation). He has also a busy sports practice with his cases spanning the following sports: athletics, basketball, boxing, eventing, football, horseracing, ice hockey, rowing, rugby union, and shooting. He has appeared in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and has particular expertise in case involving doping issues.


MA (Cantab); LLM. Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1999 (Major Scholarship). Tenant at 4 New Square 2000 to date.


Basic French.


BASL; COMBAR; IPBA; PNBA; TECBAR; Chancery Bar Association; LCIA.


Eastbourne College; Pembroke College, Cambridge University (MA; LLM); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC PG Dip in legal skills).


Sport, travel, supporting Sunderland FC!

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Richard Liddell4 New SquareA very able courtroom performer and shrewd tactician.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Liddell4 New SquareHe is a team player and is excellent on his feet.

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard Liddell4 New SquareExcellent at assessing the best strategic options.