Degrees and other qualifications
Graduate Diploma (Law)
Diplock Scholarship, Middle Temple
Member of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
Member of the Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
Member of the South Eastern Circuit
Julien practises across three main areas: public law, private law children cases and Court of Protection cases. His areas of expertise and specialisation include care proceedings, wardship, and international child abduction. His practice also encompasses civil and administrative law disputes in the family context. Julien is also happy to accept public access instructions. Among his strengths, he would include the ability to strike up a rapport quickly with lay clients and to press witnesses firmly but sensitively in emotive cases.
He has extensive experience of care proceedings (acting for local authorities, parents, members of the extended family and children) and has appeared in many sensitive and factually complex disputes. He also represents clients in public law areas arising from family disputes including inquests, child protection and local authorities’ duties towards children and vulnerable adults.
Julien is also regularly instructed by parents in private law children cases. He also believes strongly in dispute resolution by mediation and is a former Chairman of Tower Hamlets Mediation Service.
Cairns v Modi; KC v MGN Ltd  EWCA Civ 1382 (Concerning the quantification of compensation awards in libel proceedings)
KM v Lambeth LBC  1 FLR 1278 (Whether part of relevant and admissible report could be withheld from a party because of fear that he would disclose to third parties)
Bracknell Forest Borough v N and Others November 6, 2006 The Times, Court of Appeal (appeal against making of care order)
Re W (children)  EWCA Civ 116,  All ER (D) 183 (Jan) (appeal against making of joint residence order)
Re W (a child) (sexual abuse)  All ER (D) 34 (Jan) (appeal against findings of sexual abuse)
DCE v JA (a minor: abduction: jurisdiction)  All ER (D) 2124 (wrongful removal of child)
Julien is the editor of “Key Authorities in Family Law” which is published quarterly by Nova Law and Finance.
“The crossover between private and public law: local authority involvement in private law cases” (Key Authorities in Family Law, November 2011).
“Children and Reporting Restrictions: The Cloak or the Light?” (Key Authorities in Family Law, August 2011).
“Not a bundle of fun: the President's Direction on Court Bundles” (Family Law, Nov 2006).
“Treading with care: foot care, litigation and the expert witness” (Practical Diabetes International, Jan/Feb 2004).
“Drafting enforceable contact orders” (The Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer, Feb 2003).
Seminars and lectures
Julien delivers seminars on legal developments and recent case law. He has delivered lectures and seminars on developments in public and private law and on the law relating to harassment.
Personal, including interests
Julien teaches advocacy for the Middle Temple and is a pupil supervisor. He has appeared on Radio 5 Live’s “Late Night Live” programme (discussion of barristers’ fees) and on Radio 1’s “The Sunday Surgery” (discussion of the impact of divorce on children). Julien enjoys eating out, cooking, walking and reading.