Joshua Hitchens

3rd Six Pupil

Call: 2018 

“Counsel’s legal experience and approach to my case was of a high standard.”

Temi Oloyede - The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Practice Summary

Josh practises in all of Chambers' specialisms. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel and has acted in a number of public law matters. He has also been instructed to appear before the Privy Council as led counsel in matters relating to chancery, commercial, media and public law.

Josh started his training in a criminal set of chambers before developing an interest and experience in commercial, public, regulatory and media disputes. As such he has a particular knowledge of regulatory and quasi-criminal disputes.

He has advised on a number of Judicial Reviews and appeals to the High Court. Josh also has a strong international element to his practice with particular experience in cases from Trinidad and Tobago.

In his spare time, he enjoys the theatre, sailing and rugby and politics.

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Commercial & Chancery

Josh has been instructed in the Privy Council on commercial and chancery matters. He has previously worked in Private Equity so has a strong commercial awareness and an understanding of the business needs of clients.

Planning & Environment

Josh appeared as led junior counsel in the case of Maloo and others v Somar [2019] UKPC 13 which concerned planning permission for the subdivision of land. He has also advised on a number of proposed environmental, planning and regulatory actions and prosecutions.

Regulatory & Disciplinary

Josh accepts instructions to represent clients before disciplinary tribunals and their professional bodies. During his first six months of pupillage, Josh assisted with R (ORR) v TFL & Balfour Beatty, a regulatory prosecution leading to a significant fine following life changing injuries suffered by a railway worker. During this period, he also assisted with the defence of a major prosecution for misconduct in public office heard at the Central Criminal Court.

Public & Administrative

Josh has advised in a number of prospective judicial reviews and appeals to the High Court. He is a member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission "C" Panel of Counsel and a member of the Attorney Generals Junior Junior Panel. He is currently instructed in an action against the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.


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