Josef Cannon appointed King’s Counsel

18 Mar 2024

Licensing, Public Law and Judicial Review, Planning and Environment

Today, Josef Cannon has been appointed King’s Counsel at the Silks Day ceremony at Westminster Hall, bringing the number of Silks at Cornerstone Barristers up to 15.

Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2002, Josef’s practice focuses on licensing, town and country planning, regulatory work, and property including landlord and tenant. He is co-chair of the Cornerstone licensing team.

When news of his appointment was first announced, Josef said: “I am surprised and completely overjoyed to be appointed King’s Counsel, something that I accept with immense gratitude and humility. This lovely moment for me is also testament to the phenomenal support of my colleagues in Chambers, our amazing clerking team, my mentors, clients, extraordinary family and friends.

“I also see this as confirmation that a decent work-life balance at the Bar – which I have worked so hard to maintain – can lead to silk, as well as a timely rebuke to my often-noisy impostor syndrome, which might be quiet for a while now.”

Josef has been recognised as a leading junior in both licensing and planning by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. His exceptional advocacy style is both personable and highly effective.

View Josef Cannon’s profile here.