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Individual Profile

Josef Cannon

Cornerstone Barristers - London

Josef Cannon - Cornerstone Barristers
  • 2-3 Gray's Inn Square
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC1R 5JH

Profile submitted by Josef Cannon

Practice Areas

Licensing, planning, housing, public law.

Professional Memberships

Institute of Licensing, ALBA, PEBA.


Called in 2002. Active in all areas of licensing and gambling, with a particular specialism in SEV licensing: counsel for the successful respondent in KVP(Ent) Ltd v South Bucks DC on a JR challenge to a refusal to grant a SEV licence, and junior counsel in Bean Leisure (A) Trading Ltd v Leeds CC, a JR challenge to decisions to refuse SEV licences pursuant to a change in policy. Clients include operators, objectors, police, local authorities at the heart of developing licensing policy, and residents groups. Regular contributor to textbooks on licensing law and practice, member of the IoL and regular lecturer at their events; regular lecturer and trainer for local authorities.


Contributor to "Cornerstone on the Planning Court", Kolvin, Licensed Premises: Law Practice and Policy (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Kolvin's Gambling for Local Authorities (IoL, 2007). Joint author of Atkin's Court Forms, Vol. 25: Licensing (LexisNexis, 2013).


Keen but limited cricketer; enthusiastic gourmand; runs (with others) a restaurant in South London in his 'spare time'.