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Julian Roberts

Julian Roberts has a unique, specialist practice in derivative disputes. He has been primarily active as an advocate since 1998, appearing regularly in the German courts and also in the English courts as required.


Practice Areas

Commercial & Business Disputes

Most recently he has represented a number of UK SMEs in connection with losses on derivatives (interest rate swaps and other structured securities) and he has also appeared or advised in derivatives disputes on behalf of German clients and in applications for freezing orders and in cross-border wills and probate disputes.

In the London High Court, he was the principal advocate in a long judicial review case involving two Primary Care Trusts (R v Cambridgeshire PCT ex p European Surgeries Ltd, R v Suffolk PCT ex p European Surgeries Ltd). The client in each case was a healthcare provider and the issues were primarily ones of European law.

In Germany he has appeared as an advocate in numerous cases ranging from criminal trials, including extradition, to administrative, family and general common law matters. Julian also has extensive advisory experience in the field of healthcare law, especially in connection with cross-border trade in the EU.


  • Scholar at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
  • Scholar at Winchester College


Speaking Engagements

Lexis Nexis webinar with Ed Parker of Mayer Brown: “The Latest in Derivatives” – Julian spoke about legal risks arising in the origination and marketing of swaps and other derivatives.

For more information and advice

Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758


Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate where applicable.

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Julian Roberts is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. He is regulated by The Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 22284] and is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/052] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 110738151.

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