Scott Allen > Chambers of Mark Cannon QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

Living Wage


Experienced in professional indemnity, commercial litigation, insurance work, construction disputes, disciplinary and regulatory disputes, general Chancery work and information technology disputes.


Qualified 2000, Inner Temple; pupillage 4 New Square 2000, tenancy 2001; assistant editor of ‘Jackson & Powell on Professional Negligence’ and ‘Human Rights and Civil Practice’.


Commercial Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Sandown High School; Oriel College, Oxford (BA Hons Jurisprudence, 1998, 1st class).


All kinds of sport (especially adrenalin sports), keeping fit and active. Rationalist philosophy. Spending as much time as possible with his identical twin boys.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Scott Allen4 New SquareVery personable with a meticulous eye for detail.

At 4 New Square, which is notably strong in handling work from the accountancy, financial, legal, and actuarial professions, Jamie Smith QC represented Deloitte in a high-profile judicial review concerning R (Lewin) v FRC and issues around the practice of ‘Maxwellisation’, which concerned whether third parties impacted by regulatory decisions can be permitted to respond to adverse comments about them prior publication, thereby limiting potential reputational damage. Before the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Scott Allen successfully defended an accountant accused of dishonesty. The case raised important issues about the way in which dishonesty must be alleged and proven before disciplinary tribunals.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Scott Allen4 New SquareVery friendly, professional and approachable.