Can’s professional liability practice encompasses claims for and against a range of professionals including: valuers, surveyors, accountants, construction professionals, lawyers – both barristers and solicitors – and insurance brokers in the county courts as well as the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court.
Can has a particular expertise in claims arising out of the mis-selling of mortgages, having appeared successfully as counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal in Emptage v the Financial Services Compensation Scheme  EWCA Civ 729. Can has a very busy practice in this area advising in claims for compensation to the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme and he appears in related applications for judicial review.
Examples of Can’s recent professional liability work include:
- Advising investors following the collapse of a substantial offshore investment fund.
- Instructed as sole counsel for an accountancy firm in a claim arising out of tax advice.
- Instructed as sole counsel for the claimant in a professional negligence claim relating to the conveyance of a £40m property.
- Instructed as sole counsel for the claimants against a leading accountancy firm in a claim relating to failed film schemes.
- Instructed as sole counsel on behalf of a firm of chartered surveyors in a professional negligence claim due to be heard in a 4-5 day trial in the Chancery Division.
- Instructed (with Jamie Smith) to represent Part 20 solicitor Defendants in a 10 day trial in the Chancery Division.
- Acting for a senior barrister in a lost litigation claim.
Can edits, with Jonathan Hough QC, the chapter on Litigation (encompassing group actions and expert evidence) in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (Sweet & Maxwell, 7th Edition, 2012). Can is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA).