Julian is a solicitor in the Real Estate department at Trowers and is the Chair of Trowers' LGBTQ+ and Allies network. Julian advises public and third sector housing clients with regards to public procurement, vires, State aid, regeneration, governance, partnerships, commercialisation, commercial contracts and charity law.
Julian has advised on numerous regeneration schemes on all aspects of public and third sector housing issues, including acting as lead associate on Westminster City Council's flagship Ebury Bridge regeneration scheme. Julian advised on the public procurement process for the major D&B contractor as well as state aid, vires, local authority finance, governance and housing issues across the project.
Julian has advised many local authorities on structuring and creating trading companies, with particular emphasis on housing delivery. In this area Julian advises on, procurement (Teckal exemption), State aid, local authority finance, local authority land disposals, directors' duties, governance, to name just a few. Some local authorities and their wholly owned companies that Julian has advised in this respect include, London Borough of Hillingdon, London Borough of Newham, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Fintshire County Council, Winchester City Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Julian has advised and managed numerous local authority leisure outsourcing projects including for: London Borough of Hillingdon, Ashford Borough Council, Sevenoaks District Council and Erewash District Council. Julian advises in respect of managing the public procurement procedure and commercial aspects of the outsourcing.
Julian specialises in State aid law, advising a wide range of public and private sector bodies at a local and national level. Julian has advised, provided training and written in national publications on all aspects of State aid. Julian has advised West Midlands 5G (the Combined Authority-owned company delivering the largest 5G testbed in the UK), the Department for Education, Homes England, the Greater London Authority and Westminster City Council on state aid issues.
Julian advises clients on charity law including in respect of charity applications and governance including for Stonewall Housing and the E. Hayes Dashwood Foundation.
As Chair of the LGBTQ+ and Allies Network at Trowers Julian champions diversity and inclusion initiatives by organising awareness campaigns, fundraising events and driving cross-network activity.