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Joshua Brown

Call 2017

Property Damage

Josh has a busy and developing property damage practice. His current and recent instructions include:

  • Advising on prospects in a claim against a plumber concerning allegedly negligent installations of shower fittings;
  • Settled a Reply in a contribution claim against a sub-contractor relating to flooding damage in a new-build property following allegedly defective plumbing works;
  • Advising insurer clients and settling Particulars of Claim with respect to an electricity failure at commercial premises against multiple defendants;
  • Settling a defence to a claim against a local authority for subsidence allegedly caused by tree roots;
  • Advising as to prospects with respect to a substantial escape of water claim involving issues of sufficiency of warning notices and scope of duty;
  • Advised in relation to prospects of success in a claim relating to fire damage from a recycling plant, including issues concerning Rylands v Fletcher liability in cases of fire damage;
  • Settling defences and advising with respect to six-figure property damage claims related to fire damage.

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Winner of the Times Law Awards (2016): First Prize Essay on “Does Europe need a new legal framework to tackle the crisis of mass migration?”

Winner of the Maitland Advocacy Prize (2015), contesting the matter of European Ventures LLP & others v Cedar Capital Partners LLC [2014] UKSC 45.

Gray’s Inn (2016): Bedingfield Scholarship.

Gray’s Inn (2015): CPE/GDL Award.

City Law School (2015): GDL Scholarship.




Bar Professional Training Course (2016-2017): City Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law (2015-2016): City Law School

MPhil, Merton College, University of Oxford (2013-2015)

BA (Hons), Merton College, University of Oxford (2010-2013), First Class





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