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Mark Cannon QC

Insurance Brokers & Agents

Work in this area is related to Mark's extensive practice in Insurance and Reinsurance.  He was first instructed in a broker’s negligence claim in 1987.  He has sat alongside an underwriter at Lloyd’s and knows how brokers and underwriters deal with each other in practice.

Mark’s work in this area includes:

  • Acting for 28 Lloyd's syndicates in claim against a Lloyd's broker concerning reporting on the holder of a binding authority (Pryke v. Gibbs Hartley Cooper [1991] 1 Lloyd's Rep 602).
  • Advising major public transport authority on possible claim against brokers in relation to a 2 year public liability policy.
  • Acting for brokers on a claim for breach of duty in placing professional indemnity policy.
  • Defending brokers against a claim for alleged negligence in failing to obtain suitable terms or to advise the insured of them in relation to commercial property insurance.

Mark edited the chapter on insurance brokers in the 3rd and 4th editions of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability and wrote the chapter on members' and managing agents at Lloyd's in the 4th edition.  He is also co-author of the chapter on insurance brokers in Cannon & McGurk on Professional Indemnity Insurance (OUP, 2nd edition 2016).