Julian qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and as a Notary Public in 1995; he was appointed as a CEDR trained commercial mediator in 1997. Also, Julian has a M.Phil degree in tort and economic loss and a Diploma in EU law.
Julian has extensive civil litigation experience, but now focuses on advisory and noncontentious media, Intellectual Property and general commercial advice. However, he useshis litigation experience when advising clients so as to help mitigate potential risks and ensure the drafting of documents has clarity and certainty.
He founded and edited Blue Pencil magazine concerning IP law and the creative industries including design and technology. Other experience includes lecturing final year commercial law students at the University of Sussex, and providing contributions to the Westminster Media Forum. Julian is on the register of visiting lecturers for the University of Law. As a UK contributor to the EU’s Audio Visual Observatory, Julian provides insight into current legal and regulatory trends.Also, over the years he has written for other legal journals as well as written for the Guardian and Independent. Julian has been responsible for the London Screenwriters’ legal clinic since 2011. This role is helped by having his own writing projects including entering script competitions.
Julian undertakes pro bono work as a director of the award winning Repower Balcombe which is a renewable energy co-operative located in Sussex.
Areas of practice include:-
- Copyright including music.
- Branding and brand licensing.
- Media format and image rights rights.
- Publishing rights.
- Trademark and passing off.
- Ofcom regulation,including news and current affairs.
- Commercial agreements.
- Notarial practice- authenticating documents for foreign legal jurisdictions.
- Commercial mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Areas of developing experience and interest
- Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
- Intellectual Property and environmental law issues.
- Impact of Brexit on the creative industries.
Julian is willing to work on an agreed fixed or capped fee basis.
My solicitors work is regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority
My notarial work is regulated by the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Please note a Notary is a secular lawyer and is not otherwise associated with the Archbishop or Church of England.