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Joshua Cainer

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Joshua joined Chambers in 2020 following the successful completion of his pupillage. He is happy to accept instructions across all of Chambers’ areas of practice and is also a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme.

Education and Previous Experience

Joshua completed a BA (Hons) in Law (2013-2016), in which he received a Double First, and an LLM (2016-17), in which he obtained a First, at Downing College, University of Cambridge. During the course of his studies, Joshua pursued his interests in public law and human rights law as a research intern at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in 2016. He was also a research assistant to Shaheed Fatima QC in 2017 for the final report of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict.

Following his legal studies, Joshua worked at the Court of Appeal as the Judicial Assistant to Sir Terence Etherton, Master of the Rolls from 2017 to 2018. Whilst at the Court of Appeal, Joshua worked on a wide variety of cases involving, among other things, commercial law, professional discipline law, public law, human rights law, personal injury law and civil procedure. He also helped prepare research for lectures on a range of legal topics.

Joshua was awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn and an Excellence Award from BPP University to study the BPTC (2018-19), where he received an Outstanding. He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2019.

Whilst completing the BPTC, Joshua also supervised undergraduate students in Administrative Law at Newnham College, University of Cambridge for the 2018/19 academic year.

Publications

Commercial & Chancery

Joshua assisted members of Chambers in a range of commercial and chancery matters during pupillage and is keen to develop his practice in this area. The following are a selection of representative examples of Joshua’s experience in this area:

  • Represented a telecommunications company in a successful strike out and summary judgment application against a customer’s claim for breach of contract.
  • Drafted a defence and counterclaim in a claim for breach of contract arising out of a construction dispute.
  • Assisted in an application to enforce a foreign judgment, raising issues of private and public international law, including state immunity.
  • Assisted Oliver Powell (as a pupil) in a case concerning claims for breach of contract and civil fraud arising out of an insurance indemnity paid out in an international sale of goods context. Drafted letter before claim, application for pre-action disclosure and an application to serve out of the jurisdiction.
  • Assisted David E Grant (as a pupil) in drafting an advice and particulars of claim for applications to remove executors under s.50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 and for court directions on the administration of an estate under CPR Pt 64.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Industrial Law Society (ILS)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Awards

  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn) (2019)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn) (2018)
  • BPP Excellence Award (BPP Law School) (2017)
  • Senior Harris Scholar (Downing College, University of Cambridge) (2016 and 2017)
  • Kathryn Wilsey & Keith W Lerch Book Prize for Law (Downing College, University of Cambridge) (2016 and 2017)
  • Foundation Scholar of Downing College (2016) (Downing College, University of Cambridge)
  • Littleton Chambers Prize for Labour Law (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge) (2016)
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn) (2016)
  • Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge) (2014, 2015 and 2016)
  • Harris Book Prize (Downing College, University of Cambridge) (2015)
  • Kathryn Wilsey & Keith W Lerch Scholarship for Law (Downing College, University of Cambridge) (2014 and 2015)
  • Seton Cavendish Book Prize (Downing College, University of Cambridge) (2014)

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