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Fountain Court Chambers
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Barrister specialising in professional negligence, professional discipline and general commercial litigation.

Notable recent cases include the defence of a US$500m breach of fiduciary duty claim against solicitors in the Cayman Islands;  acting for the claimants in a $400m claim against directors arising out of the collapse of an investment fund;  acting for the Claimants in a $200m claim against a Big Four firm of accountants and Gemini v CBRE, described as the ‘valuation trial of the century’. Other leading cases include: Hall v Simons, on advocates’ immunity, Farley v Skinner, concerning the recoverability of damages for distress in professional contracts, Dubai Aluminium v Salaam, in which the court considered the boundaries of vicarious liability for fraud and Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens, which concerned the liability of auditors for alleged failure to detect fraud in the context of a ‘one man’ company.


Called 1992, Middle Temple; Silk 2008.


General Editor of Professional Negligence and Liability
Associate Editor of The Journal of Professional Negligence.


Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Mark Simpson KCFountain Court ChambersMark is the complete package – easy to work with, down to earth, phenomenal in court. A silk at the top of his game.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Simpson KCFountain Court ChambersA superb, forensic advocate with a first-class brain.’