Joshua Munro > Hailsham Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hailsham Chambers
CHAMBERS OF JULIAN PICTON KC
4 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
EC4Y 7EX
England

Position

Joshua is a leading junior in costs, professional negligence, construction, commercial litigation and insurance. For professional negligence, Chambers UK 2021 describe him as “collaborative, hardworking and sharply intelligent. An absolute delight to work with”.  Legal 500 2021 adds “You feel confident that you’ll get the best outcome possible with him on board.”   For Costs, Chambers UK 2021 writes that Joshua is “a leading junior and a very capable barrister.” and Legal 500 2021 says “he provides brilliant, sensible advice”

Career

Called 2001; Gray’s Inn.

Languages

Fluent Italian, some French and Spanish.

Memberships

LCCBA; PNBA; BILA.

Education

Christ’s College Finchley; Lady Margaret Hall Oxford (Double First, highest in year).

Leisure

Playing music, all things Italian: art, food, wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Joshua MunroHailsham Chambers ‘Client friendly, concise advice and statements of case, natural advocate.’

Hailsham Chambers is a key set for costs matters, its group of barristers at the forefront of developments in the law and practice in this area. Members have been involved in important costs decisions at the Court of Appeal, one highlight being 2020 silk Jamie Carpenter KC acting for the latter party in Langer v McKeown, in which the Court of Appeal considered for the first time whether, at the conclusion of a trial of preliminary issues, a Calderbank offer which relates to the entire claim should be treated in the same way as a Part 36 offer. High-value solicitor client disputes have also been a feature highlight at chambers with Carpenter on the opposite side to experienced costs silk Alexander Hutton KC in Privinvest v Quinn Emanuel, Hutton acting for the former, in its application for detailed assessment for £14m of costs, which was settled in November 2021. Andrew Post KC practices in costs and criminal negligence, often acting where points of principle arise in large scale litigation, and on appeals where there are issues of wider significance. A particularly strong crop of juniors includes non-contentious costs specialist Mark Friston; senior junior Dan StaceyJoshua Munro, who has experience in costs disputes at the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court; and Imran Benson, who was appointed a Deputy Costs Judge at the Senior Courts Costs Office in August 2021.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Joshua MunroHailsham ChambersJoshua is top class! He has detailed and extensive knowledge in this area and can quickly identify strengths and weaknesses which not only guides our strategy and advice to clients, but also gives us confidence that we are giving the client first-class legal, commercial and practical advice. His advice/opinions are persuasive, and his pleadings are accurate and succinct. Joshua is very easy to work, very user-friendly and has an excellent bedside manner with clients.’