Admission: Called to the Bar 1990
Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales – 1994
Crime Duty Solicitor since 1994
Child Panel Member since 1998
Accredited Higher Rights Advocate since 2008
Telephone 0203 601 5051
Summary of practice:
Julian is a hugely experienced lawyer. He was called to the Bar in 1990 and transferred to become a solicitor in 1994. He is a Higher Rights Advocate (criminal and civil) and a Court and Police Station duty solicitor and a member of the Law Society’s’ Child Panel (having been a member since 1998). He has for a number of years been on the committee of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association (LCCSA) and was Junior Vice President and Vice President of the Association.
After a 6 year stint as a Justices Clerk, Julian, entered private practice in the Newcastle area in 1994 and soon gained a formidable reputation representing clients in a number of areas of work in particular criminal, family and public law.
In 1998 Julian moved to London and the following year started his own practice in West London. His reputation has grown and flourished and he heads one of the most progressive and exciting firms in London.
As a member of the Law Society Children Panel since 1998, Julian has vast experience in representing children, children’s guardians, parents, grandparents and interveners in the Family Proceedings, County and High Courts. He undertakes most, if not all the advocacy in such cases.
Julians’ specialism in serious crime, public law and family law can be seen in the following array of cases listed below. These are just a snapshot of some of the cases Julian has been involved with over the years;
In addition to this he has been at the vanguard in the defence of successive governmental attacks on legal aid in 2007 and this year. He was instrumental, along with colleagues from the LCCSA, in arranging the public protest in Parliament Square on 22nd May 2013 and March 2014.
Julian is fiercely opposed to these unjustifiable and unfair proposals. He views lawyers as “the thin grey line” defending the disadvantaged and vulnerable against the full might and resources of the state and its agencies. You can view a report on this matter on the link below;
In 2012, Julian had the honour of being recognised for his work by being shortlisted by the LAPG for the 2012 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year and has been placed on the list of Super Lawyers for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Julian is a member of the Crime Duty Solicitor Panel, he is also Law Society Child Panel Member and also has Higher Courts (All Proceedings) Advocacy Rights.
Julian was up until 2015 a committee member and Former Vice President of the LCCSA
He is a member of the SAHCA
R -v- K Bourgass and others (commonly known as ‘the Ricin case’) – Terrorism
R -v- Younes Tsouli and others (the ‘Irhaabi 007’ case; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6264150.stm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlMfTLr0PrA – Terrorism
R –v- Andes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-15595147- where a client was successfully defended on a murder
R -v- Rycroft http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1197265/The-real-Talented-Mr-Ripley-Conman-jailed-life-bludgeoning-gay-lover-death.html
R –v- Rehman and Others, drug importation and supply
R -v- Ramazanzadeh http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2069673.stm- Armed Robbery
R -v- Kassaye and others – Graffe Jewellery robbery – http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/apr/28/shop-assistant-terror-jewellery-
R –v- Skillen http://www.in-cumbria.com/woman-who-admitted-child-abduction-sentenced-by-carlisle-court-1.1074809
R –v- Brobovas and others – Large scale HMRC fraud – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23772374
Spain –v- Hedi Ben Yusef Boudhiba – extradition – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/file_on_4/4327108.stm.
Re N – representation of a child in a Care Case in the High Court where parents accused of terrorism offences
Re NS – child abduction – representation of mother in Care and wardship proceedings in the High Court
Re M – Representation of two children the High Court were parents seeking Contact with children subject of Special Guardianship Orders.
Azelle Rodney Inquiry – advice and representation of an eye witness to the shooting of Azelle Rodney – http://news.sky.com/story/1111904/azelle-rodney-unlawfully-killed-by-police
R-v- Younes Tsouli – Central Criminal Court Old Bailey – October/November 2014 – UK legal history as this was the first trial of a defendant previously convicted of Terrorism for further terrorist charge and where the accused was successfully defended and an acquittal was obtained. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cyber-jihadist-younis-tsouli-read-al-qaeda-magazine-in-cell-9821910.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817242/All-jihadis-heroes-let-stay-UK-Astonishing-human-rights-demand-Al-Qaeda-operative-release-British-jail.html