Ben Smiley > Chambers of Mark Cannon QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

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Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution in core areas: commercial, insurance, professional liability, financial regulation, chancery, costs and sports work.  Conducts claims and defences in respect of very complex and high-value cases, across industries and professions.  Often acts in claims by or against solicitors, barristers, accountants, financial service professionals and insolvency practitioners.  Regularly appears in the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court.  Has also acted in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.  Strong experience as sole counsel and as part of a larger team.


Basic French; Basic Russian.


COMBAR, British Insurance Law Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


MA (Oxon), Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University (First Class); GDL, City University, London (Distinction); Called 2009, Middle Temple; Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Ben Smiley4 New SquareA good advocate, and a rising star.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Ben Smiley4 New SquareHe provides clear, practical advice that goes to the root of the matter and is targeted to meet the aims of the client.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 5

Ben Smiley4 New SquareA really reliable and very capable junior barrister.

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Ben Smiley4 New SquareAn emotionally intelligent advocate who can adapt his style when necessary.