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FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 3335
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London, Singapore

Mark Simpson QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Barrister specialising in professional negligence, insurance 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; Gemini v CBRE, described as the “valuation trial of the century” and a $350m claim against an investment adviser. 

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.

Career

Called 1992, Middle Temple. Silk 2008.

General Editor of Professional Negligence and Liability. Associate Editor of Clerk & Lindsell on Torts. Associate Editor of The Journal of Professional Negligence.

Languages

Working knowledge of French.

Member

Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

King’s School Canterbury; Oriel College, Oxford (1986 MA); Hughes Hall, Cambridge (1987 PGCE); City University (1991 Dip Law); Kings College, London (1994 Dip EC Law).


London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Mark Simpson QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe is very user friendly; very experienced on negligence claims; and very quick to understand the issues.

Within: Professional negligence

Fountain Court Chambers is a ‘high-class set of barristers’ with ‘very effective advocates for professional negligence matters’. Financial services negligence is a key area of expertise and members have been advising on a number of claims arising out of or related to financial mis-selling issues. Bankim Thanki QC represented Lloyds Bank in a £20m LIBOR mis-selling claim, which included allegations of negligent advice in connection with the sale of financial products associated with lending to a property development company. Meanwhile, an unled Tamara Oppenheimer acted for Coutts in a £5m claim of product mis-selling and negligent investment advice. For valuers negligence, Mark Simpson QC led Nik Yeo and Nico Leslie in representing the claimant in the Gemini litigation, a claim arising out of alleged negligent valuation of 26 properties in a securitised portfolio valued at £1.2bn.

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