Julian King

Call 2013


"A very good barrister. Thoroughly prepared at all times and experienced beyond his level of call."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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Health and Safety

A criminal and regulatory specialist, Julian has significant experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range of health and safety matters. He has recently been appointed to the specialist Regulatory Panel (List C).

Julian prosecutes on behalf of Local Authorities and for the Health and Safety Executive. He has defended individuals and companies in a range of prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive.

Known for his calm and approachable manner, Julian is well placed to handle cases of the utmost sensitivity. His extensive experience in dealing with serious crime and work in other regulatory fields provides a strong foundation and lends itself to dealing with cases of this kind, particularly with regards to examining complex or expert evidence.

Health & Safety Cases

HSE v K T Recycling Limited (Blackburn Magistrates Court 2019) – Represented company facing prosecution following an accident on a recycling conveyor belt. Detailed written and oral submissions advanced at court.

Borough Council of Bolton v Jamila SULEMAN and IPL Limited (Bolton Magistrates Court 2019) – Prosecuted case on behalf of Local Authority concerning health and safety charges against individual and company providing beauty treatments. Case involved Botox injection treatments. Identified re-use of needles and other unsafe practices. Guilty pleas.

HSE v Ashley MORAN (Liverpool Magistrates Court 2019) – Represented sole trader charged with offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Charges concerned an accident that occurred during the installation of an office with mezzanine.

HSE v Anthony LORD (Manchester Magistrates Court 2019) – Prosecution on behalf of the HSE concerning allegations of Health and Safety Offences. Case concerned contravention of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Allegations also related to breaches of requirements under the Gas Safety Register and dangerous installation. Guilty verdict.