Joshua Cullen



Joshua joined Chambers in 2023, following the successful completion of his pupillage during which he was supervised by Christopher McGeever. As a pupil, Joshua gained experience in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including commercial disputes, personal injury advisory work, company, insolvency and consumer credit litigation. During his second six, he appeared as Counsel for the Defendant in the High Court, in the unique multi-party dispute of Spellen & 6 Ors v Santander & 6 Ors [2023] EWHC 1361 (KB).

Joshua is regularly instructed to represent consumer finance lenders including in claims arising from commission-based sales models. He has a successful track record at both interim and final Consumer Credit hearings. He is also regularly instructed on defended PPI (‘Plevin’) claims for hearings in relation to ss140A to 140C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and has experienced continued success with submissions regarding the application of the “reasonable diligence” test under the Limitation Act 1980.

Joshua graduated with first-class honours in Law from the University of Buckingham. Joshua earned distinction in both his LLM in International and Commercial Law and BPTC; as the recipient of both the Sir Christopher Ondaatje and Lord Denning Scholarships.

Prior to joining Chambers, he worked as a county court advocate for LPC Law, attending over 1,200 hearings in the High Court and County Courts.

Joshua welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.


Year of Call 2019

Specialist Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insolvency
  • Housing
  • Insurance Services

Academic History

  • LLB (First Class) – University of Buckingham
  • LLM in International and Commercial Law (Distinction) – University of Buckingham
  • BPTC with LLM in Bar Professional Training (Very Competent with Distinction) – City, University of London

Scholarships and Prizes

  • The Horlogerie Kandahar Prize for Outstanding Achievement (overall best performance, University of Buckingham)
  • Prizes for Best Performance in Company Law and Jurisprudence (University of Buckingham)
  • The Morayo Atoki Merit Prize for All-round Academic Performance and Contribution to Life of the University (University of Buckingham)
  • The Rachel Lawrence Prize for Mooting and Legal Skills (University of Buckingham)
  • Sir Christopher Ondaatje Scholarship (University of Buckingham)
  • Lord Denning and Residential Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Areas Of Practice
  • Motor Finance claims
  • Consumer Credit, including Plevin claims
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • Civil (Commercial) Litigation
  • Banking & Asset Recovery
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Financial Services & Regulation
  • Property
  • Insurance
  • Injunctions & Interim Remedies
  • Personal Injury
  • Barrister Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Registered Member, Information Commissioner’s Office

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