Julian is a partner specialising in corporate and financial crime, surveillance and data protection law.

He advises individuals and corporates in relation to fraud and corruption investigations by the SFO, enforcement actions by the FCA (insider dealing and market abuse) and offences under the customs and excise legislation prosecuted by HMRC.

As well as expertise in relation to computer misuse offences, Julian also specialises in providing advice to Communication Service Providers and others in relation to their obligations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated Codes of Conduct.

His work encompasses internal investigations, extradition (including Interpol Red Notices), ancillary matters such as judicial review, restraint and confiscation, mutual legal assistance, Norwich Pharmacal applications in the High Court and defending complaints against corporates for breaches of the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Julian has acted for oil trading enterprises, multinational pharma companies, government organisations, leading social media platforms, telecommunications providers, international recording artists and other high profile individuals.

Following an undergraduate degree at the University of Kent, Julian completed post-graduate legal studies in Newcastle before training as a barrister at a leading criminal/regulatory chambers. He then worked as a regulator at the London Stock Exchange before moving to Australia where he spent several years undertaking high profile litigation at an international law firm. After returning to the UK and joining BCL, Julian became a partner in 2017.

Julian is the convenor of the annual international conference of the Fraud Lawyers Association (‘FLA’) and contributor to the FLA’s response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on fraud, bribery and money laundering sentencing guidelines.

Julian speaks intermediate level German.

Publications:

  • Cybersecurity 2017 (Getting the Deal Through)

Professional Memberships:

  • Fraud Lawyers Association (Executive Committee Member)
  • European Criminal Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

Interests:

  • Theatre and opera
  • German language and culture
  • Cycling & walking