Joshua Murphy


Prior to joining FS Legal, Joshua managed legal teams for a national practice, specialising in civil litigation. Joshua has extensive experience acting in substantial fraud-based claims against all of the main UK Banks.

As well as managing his own teams, Joshua has had multiple successes within housing litigation and breach of contract matters, creating his own niche housing litigation team.

Joshua’s experience includes:
• Professional Negligence claims;
• Construction Disputes;
• Secret Commission claims;
• Breach of Contract claims;
• Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims;
• Fraud and Scam claims;
• Tenant Housing claims;
• Land Dispute claims;
• Legal Costs.

Notable cases:

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) v Paul Steel and Jacqueline Foster
Assisting in advising the Defendants in a ground breaking £7M claim brought by the FCA concerning advice given to approximately 500 clients.

Cheshire Estate and Legal Limited v Thomas Blanchfield, Mark Montaldo and MTCC Solutions Limited
Assisting in an expedited 6 day trial in claims for injunctive and springboard relief following breach of contract and statutory duties by the Claimant’s 2 former directors in setting up their own competing law firm.

£2.6M Professional Negligence Claim
A substantial Loss of Chance claim against a national and high-profile firm of solicitors. The claim concerned the loss of an underlying £2.6M claim arising from negligent financial, pensions and tax advice.

£2.3M loss of opportunity negligence claim against a firm of solicitors.

Acting for individuals against UK banks regarding Authorised Push Payment Fraud and Scam claims.

Acting for various tenant clients in Tenant Housing Claims; specialising in litigated breach of tenancy agreement matters against Housing Associations and Council Authorities.

Representing a terminally ill tenant client in an urgent application against a large Council Authority. The claim concerned breach of contract by way of failure to complete housing repairs within contractual time scales. Joshua successfully applied for an unless order and penal order against the Defendant; one of the largest local authority social landlords in the UK.

Career History:

• FS Legal – Solicitor, 2022 to date.
• CEL Solicitors – Managing Solicitor, Trainee Solicitor, Paralegal, 2018 – 2022.
• Hampson Hughes Solicitors – Legal Costs Paralegal, 2016 – 2018.

What Joshua Murphy’s clients say:

When you choose FS Legal you are hiring an entire team of professionals, not just a select group of lead lawyers – this is the FS Legal difference, and the difference is everything. I have no hesitation in recommending the entire FS Legal team.

– Client Testimonial

FS Legal Solicitors LLP Chambers Ranked in UK 2024
The Legal 500 United Kingdom Top Tier 2024