Josef Cannon to be appointed King’s Counsel

19 Jan 2024

Licensing, Planning and Environment, Property, Commercial and Regulatory, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Cornerstone Barristers is immensely proud to announce that Josef Cannon will be appointed King’s Counsel.

Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2002, Josef is a licensing, planning, regulatory and property specialist, who is also an accredited mediator, with particular expertise in mediating disputes in the public sector, particularly where they relate to planning or licensing.

Commenting on the forthcoming appointment, Josef said: “I am surprised and completely overjoyed to be appointed King’s Counsel later this year, 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.”

Educated at King’s College, London, 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.

Josef’s planning practice, noted for its broad scope with particular expertise in residential development appeals and housing land supply issues, is complemented by his prowess in regulatory work, including environmental matters.

He will be sworn in at a ceremony later this year.

The appointment will take the number of silks at Cornerstone Barristers to 15.