Julian prosecutes and defends a wide range of cases in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court, with a particular emphasis in fraud. Before joining the Bar, he was a specialist fraud investigator, and worked with numerous investigatory and prosecutorial agencies, including the Serious Fraud Office, Insolvency Service, Financial Conduct Authority and National Crime Agency.
Julian regularly provides training to Insolvency Service teams and offers wider seminars, lectures and training to many organisations.
He has recently spoken to international corporates on risk compliance issues and universities in respect of global crime trends. He has previously given lectures to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants on ethics and fraud, and has spoken to chambers and law firms in respect of fraud investigation and prosecution.
He has provided advice at director level to corporate bodies seeking to report internal and external risk issues. He is able to advise on prospects of success, as well as investigation and prosecution issues. He takes into account the options available to complainants when dealing with risk, including the merits of criminal or civil action.
He has significant experience of numerous areas of serious crime and has dealt extensively with cases involving money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation. He also represents a wide range of clients in privately funded driving cases.
Julian has appeared on behalf of specialist CPS units, and has recently acted for the Security Industry Authority on a number of occasions.
R v Ali (Leeds Crown Court 2020) Represented Iraqi Asylum Seeker at trial facing allegations of Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis.
R v Butt (Manchester Magistrates Court 2019) Represented defendant facing charges under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, namely wilfully obstructing an examination at a border. Not Guilty Verdict.
R v Chambers and others (Manchester Crown Court 2019) Operation Mombasa – Junior Counsel. Prosecuted trial concerning the sale of illegal firearms and supply of class A drugs. Firearms and drugs trial. 7 defendants. Guilty pleas and Guilty verdicts at trial.
TM Eye UK Limited v Khan (Manchester Magistrates Court 2018) Instructed in relation to private prosecution on behalf of company authorised to undertake anti-counterfeiting activities in the United Kingdom. Guilty pleas received for offences under the Trade Marks Act 1999.
R v Moseley (Preston Crown Court 2018) Led Junior prosecuting murder trial, following doorstep shooting. 3-week trial. Guilty verdict.
R v WOJCIK (Hull Crown Court 2018) Prosecuted male for series of serious assaults and coercive behaviour in intimate relationship offence. 5 day trial. Guilty verdicts on 6 counts.
R v Pickerden (Sheffield Crown Court 2018) Represented convicted builder in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. Faced benefit of £750,000. Significant reductions in benefit and recoverable amount.
Op Nutwood (Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester 2018) Prosecuted multiple defendants in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. Followed convictions for extensive drug production and supply.
R v Loco (Minshull Street, Manchester Crown Court 2017) Represented defendant accused of serious assault and public order offences. 5 day trial. Not guilty verdict.
Op Tisdale (Manchester Crown Court 2017). Prosecution led junior in £6 million drugs conspiracy involving 27 defendants. This case involved Albanian nationals cultivating and selling drugs across the UK.
R v Messam (Minshull Street, Manchester Crown Court 2017). Prosecution on behalf of Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS. POCA case regarding VAT fraud.
R v Ali (Manchester Crown Court 2017). Prosecution on behalf of the Specialist Fraud Division of the CPS. POCA case regarding VAT fraud.
R v Willis (Preston Crown Court 2017). Defended male in lengthy POCA proceedings including issues regarding probate.
R v Iruobe (Woolwich Crown Court 2017). Defended pastor of church in extensive POCA proceedings.
Edwin Phiri v DPP (High Court. Royal Courts of Justice 2017) Appeared on behalf of the CPS Appeals & Review Unit in appeal by way of case stated. Appeal related to NIP system. Appeal dismissed.
Saberi Mamaghani v DPP (High Court. Manchester Civil Justice Centre 2017) Appeared on behalf of CPS Appeals & Review Unit in appeal by way of case stated. Appeal related to directions given in the Crown Court regarding self-defence.
Op Nutwood (Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court 2017) Prosecution led junior in 12 handed drugs conspiracy. Case involved the cultivation and sale of large amounts of cannabis.
R v Parkin (Mold Magistrates Court 2017) Represented defendant accused of driving whilst unfit. Not guilty verdict.
Extreme Security Solutions v Security Industry Authority (SIA) (Chester Crown Court 2017) Represented the SIA in an appeal made by a company regarding refusal of Approved Contractor Status (ACS). Appeal dismissed.
R v Dalton (Liverpool Crown Court 2017). Represented defendant accused of s.18 assault. Not guilty verdict.
R v Heaney (Preston Crown Court 2016). Represented defendant accused of theft offences. Not guilty verdict.
R v Palma (Preston Crown Court 2016). Represented defendant accused of affray. Not guilty verdict.
R v Drury (Caernarfon Crown Court 2016). Represented defendant accused of threatening another with offensive weapon. Not guilty verdict.
R v Wake (Stafford Crown Court 2016). Led junior in 4 week historic sexual offences case. Allegations spanned from the mid 1980’s to 2000’s.
GMP v Lydiate (Manchester City Magistrates Court 2016) Appeared on behalf of Greater Manchester Police in application under the Police Property Act 1897.
GMP v Gregson (Manchester City Magistrates Court 2016) Appeared on behalf of Greater Manchester Police. Contested application for a Violent Offender Order.
R v H (Bradford Crown Court 2015) Defended a man accused of a s.20 assault in a nightclub.
Royal Mail v B (Liverpool Crown Court 2015) Prosecuted a postal worker for fraud and theft offences.
Royal Mail v W (Mold Magistrates Court 2015) Prosecuted a postal worker for numerous theft offences.
R v C (Birmingham Crown Court 2015) Defended a man in a detailed confiscation hearing after a conviction for the supply of Class A drugs.
R v W (Manchester Crown Court 2015) Prosecuted a lengthy confiscation hearing against a woman convicted of fraud offences.
R v Ibrar AHMED (Manchester Crown Court 2019) Represented defendant facing substantial allegations of VAT fraud. Case brought by HMRC concerning operation of takeaway business in Rusholme over 5-year period, exceeding the VAT threshold. Guilty plea and detailed submissions. Outcome – Suspended sentence.
R v Anab HASSAN (Manchester Crown Court 2019) Represented Somalian female at trial facing allegations under Operation Prestige (Largescale Benefits / Tax Credits Fraud).
R v Rooda HAASHI (Manchester Crown Court 2019) Represented Somalian female at trial facing allegations under Operation Prestige (Largescale Benefits / Tax Credits Fraud).
R v Liam Collins and David Bone (Manchester Crown Court 2019) Leading junior appearing on behalf of the Insolvency Service. Prosecuted largescale fraud allegations concerning activity under s.9 Fraud Act 2006 (sole trader fraud).
R v Frances FITZSIMMONS (Liverpool Crown Court 2018) Prosecuted fraud against – Longstanding theft and fraud allegations concerning 96yr old victim. s.28 procedure used
R v Von Dolan (Court of Appeal 2018) Appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service Appeals & Review Unit in appeal against sentence following convictions for drugs supply and production and mortgage fraud.
Op Jurby (Manchester Crown Court 2018) Led junior prosecuting multiple defendants in largescale Advance Fee Fraud, Identity Fraud and Long Firm Fraud. Thousands of members of the public were defrauded buying electronic goods over the Internet. 6-week trial involving evidence collated internationally. 4 defendants convicted of numerous fraud offences.
R v Cheshire and Bailey (Liverpool Crown Court 2016) Prosecuted £2.5 million confiscation hearing for CPS Specialist Fraud Division. Application successfully made for Serious Crime Prevention Order.
R v Da Rocha (Carlisle Crown Court 2015) Prosecuted a man who was found guilty of a sophisticated and prolonged VAT and income tax fraud.
HMRC v T (Oldham Magistrates Court 2015) Prosecuted a self-employed sales representative for a prolonged VAT fraud.
R v B (2015) Advised corporate clients in respect of company director fraud. Considered implications of criminal and concurrent civil actions. Provided guidance to fraud investigation team for successful prosecution.
R v S and others (2014) Received multi-million pound fraud referral from Insolvency Service. Alleged company fraud within the solar energy sector. Review of evidence and liaison with the Serious Fraud Office.
R v H (Manchester Crown Court 2011) Lead investigator for £3million long firm fraud enquiry within the retail industry. Included close liaison with the Insolvency Service. Six-week trial at Manchester, Crown Square. Received Judge’s commendation.
R v T (Minshull Street Crown Court 2010) Lead investigator for £4million director fraud within the construction industry. Complex and detailed prosecution file prepared. Liaison with CPS Central Fraud Group and Newton hearing.
R v N (Manchester Crown Court 2008) Lead investigator for a number of separate multi-million pound Serious Fraud Office prosecutions including factoring frauds, government training frauds, and corruption cases. Resulted in six-week and 12-week trials in the Crown Court. Received Judge’s commendation.