Julian specialises in professional discipline, regulatory and serious criminal cases. He spent 20 years working within policing before commencing practice.
He often represents police officers or other professionals facing criminal or disciplinary proceedings. He has detailed knowledge of serious crime, with specific experience within the fields of fraud and corporate crime.
Julian is appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Panel (List C).
Professional Discipline Cases
PC A (South Yorkshire Police 2021) Misconduct Hearing facing allegations of Use of Force and Discreditable Conduct, at a Mosque. Application to dismiss submitted. Case withdrawn on first day of the hearing.
PC A (Greater Manchester Police 2021) Represented officer at Misconduct Hearing following allegations of discreditable conduct on an aircraft.
PC W (Devon and Cornwall Constabulary 2021) Instructed following misconduct proceedings concluded. Conducted appeal proceedings.
PC B (Avon and Somerset Constabulary 2021) Officer faced misconduct hearing concerning allegations including Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct, in relation to contact with a witness during an investigation into a wanted male. Detailed submissions made following finding of gross misconduct. Final written warning.
PC M and PC B (Derbyshire Constabulary 2021) Represented 2 officers of 5 facing a X7 day misconduct hearing. Allegations concerned alleged breaches of Authority, Respect and Courtesy, Challenging and Reporting Improper Conduct, Duties and Responsibilities, Honesty and Integrity. Case concerned events around the arrest and transport of a prisoner. All allegations found not proven.
PC C (South Yorkshire Police 2021) Magistrates Court case. Represented officer accused of motoring offences. Submissions raised regarding the officer’s exemption under s.87 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
DC W (Avon and Somerset Constabulary 2021) Misconduct Hearing – Represented Inspector accused of conducting an inappropriate relationship within the workplace. X5 day misconduct hearing
PC F (Greater Manchester Police 2020) Represented officer in the Crown Court.
PC W (Greater Manchester Police 2020) Represented officer in Magistrates’ Court facing off duty allegation of common assault.
PC M (Lancashire Constabulary 2020) X8 day misconduct hearing concerning alleged breaches of Duties and Responsibilities, Discreditable Conduct and Orders and Instructions. Alleged the officer abused his position concerning his dealings with a member of the public.
PC W (Lancashire Constabulary 2020) Officer faced X3 day Misconduct hearing concerning use of social media accounts. Final written warning.
Insp B (Lancashire Constabulary 2020) Represented Inspector accused of conducting an inappropriate relationship within the workplace. 4-day misconduct hearing.
PC N (Greater Manchester Police 2020) Represented Officer at Gross Misconduct Hearing facing allegations of discreditable conduct during training and social events. Evidence heard over a 2-day hearing. Outcome – Final Written Warning.
Re PC L (Avon and Somerset Police 2019) Represented Officer at Gross Misconduct Hearing concerning allegations in respect of honesty and integrity issues during a burglary investigation. Outcome – Final Written Warning.
PC S (West Yorkshire Police 2019) Represented Officer at Special Case Hearing regarding allegation concerning excess alcohol matter.
R v PC A (Preston Crown Court 2019) Criminal Allegation of theft made against officer. Representations made during preliminary hearings. Submissions advanced and case withdrawn.
PC T (Greater Manchester Police 2019) Advice re proceedings brought under performance regulations concerning the Force Fitness Test. Written submissions made – Officer given further extension regarding performance.
PC B (Avon and Somerset Police 2019) Represented Officer at 5-day gross misconduct hearing.
Re PC M (Greater Manchester Police 2018) Represented one of three police officers at gross misconduct hearing concerning allegations of assault. All allegations dismissed.
Re PC D (Greater Manchester Police 2018) Represented police officer in relation to gross misconduct hearing following a criminal conviction for excess alcohol.
Re PC A (West Yorkshire Police 2018) Represented police office facing misconduct. Finding of gross misconduct in relation to arrest for excess alcohol and misuse of alcohol in the workplace. After substantial mitigation officer received final written warning.
R v PC T (Preston Crown Court 2018) Represented Police officer in Crown Court appeal. Officer accused of driving without due care and attention. Appeal allowed.
R v R (Bradford Magistrates Court 2018) Represented police officer accused of driving without due care and attention. Extensive mitigation advanced and minimal fine as sanction.
Re PC C (Greater Manchester Police 2018) Represented police officer during 3 day gross incompetence hearing. First gross incompetence hearing held in GMP in last 10 years. No finding of gross incompetence or unsatisfactory performance.
Re PC P (Greater Manchester Police 2017) Represented police officer accused of gross misconduct. Allegation concerned the actions of the officer during a drugs search. The 3 day hearing included detailed cross examination of witnesses. All allegations dismissed.
Re DC L (Cleveland Constabulary 2017) Represented Police officer in relation to gross misconduct hearing concerning excess alcohol case. Officer received final written warning.
R v Fazakerley (Caernarfon Crown Court 2017). Represented ex-British Nuclear Police officer accused of fraud offences.
DC D (Cumbria Constabulary 2017). Police Appeals Tribunal. Oral Hearing.
PC R (South Yorkshire Police 2016). Represented police officer during 8 day gross misconduct hearing, concerning allegations of assault and honesty and integrity issues. Successful submission of no case to answer in respect of assault allegations.
R v Prescott (Preston Magistrates Court 2016). Defended police officer with Greater Manchester Police, facing an allegation of criminal damage. Not guilty verdict.
DC D (Cumbria Constabulary 2016). Represented Detective Constable during 3 day gross misconduct hearing. First hearing in Cumbria before a legally qualified chair. Allegations of discreditable conduct.
R v Wishman (Preston Magistrates Court 2016). Defended ex-Merseyside Police member of staff from the Force Firearms Unit. Accusation concerning the possession of ammunition at work. Not guilty verdict.
PC Shah (Greater Manchester Police 2016). Represented police officer at gross misconduct hearing. The officer was accused of posting offensive images on social media. First hearing in Manchester before a legally qualified chair. Final written warning given as sanction. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-officer-posted-grossly-offensive-7620042
R v PS Smeaton (Mansfield Magistrates Court 2016). Defended officer accused of road traffic offences. Licence retained.
PC A (2015). Represented police officer accused of fraud and money laundering offences. Advice given regarding criminal and discipline areas.
DC A (2015). Represented detective officer accused of theft offences. Advised on search and seizure issues. No further action taken against the officer.