David Turner QC > Chambers of Mark Cannon QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

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David specialises in commercial insurance and reinsurance as well as professional indemnity and commercial product liability litigation; past and current cases include international arbitrations in relation to the reinsurance of a UAE health insurance programme and an excess of loss liability insurance programme; Swynson v Lowick Rose in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court; Costain v Tarmac; an arbitration seated in Mumbai between insured and CAR/ALOP insurers arising out of construction of a 12MMTPA oil refinery; Cyprus naval base explosion; Heathrow Servisair fire; Buncefield litigation; Little Wing Films litigation; Biffa Waste v Ernst Hese GmbH; AC Ward v Catlin; Doheny v New India Assurance; Blackburn Rovers v Avon Insurance; Evolution Films Group Litigation; GNER v Avon Insurance; advising on D&O reinsurance issues arising from an accounting scandal in Asia.


Called 1992; Gray’s Inn; QC 2009. Publications of note: author of chapter on professional indemnity insurance in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (6th, 7th & 8th editions).


Combar; Teobar.


Radley College; Trinity College, Cambridge (1990 BA); City University (1991 Diploma in Law).


Equestrian, hill walking, sub-aqua, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

David Turner QC4 New SquareBrilliant mind, excellent tactician and supreme knowledge of the law.

Noted as a ‘good set with a broad range of talent‘, 4 New Square mainly defends clients in consumer, commercial and regulatory product liability cases in a variety of industries. Of particular note, David Turner QC is acting for Servisair in a potential claim by a warehouse operator and several airlines arising out of a large fire at Heathrow Airport. The ‘measured and insightfulGraham Eklund QC and Matthew Bradley, who operates a broad caseload of product liability claims, are also noteworthy in the field.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Turner QC4 New SquareHe is a strong and incisive advocate.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

David Turner QC4 New SquareAdvice is proffered in a confident, thoughtful and ordered manner. David is bright, thorough, commercially aware and strategic.