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Julien is a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers and Partners Guide 2023 where it is stated ‘he has notable experience on matters concerning the utilities sector’. Julien has in depth expertise in energy and utilities litigation and acts for all of the participants in the energy supply chain: transporters, shippers, suppliers, intermediaries & brokers. Julien also regularly acts on behalf of commercial and industrial end users who are significant consumers of gas, electricity and for those who have entered into water & sewage broking agreements; when those clients are in dispute with suppliers & intermediaries.
Julien also regularly litigates claims in the Business & Property Courts and is very familiar with the rules as to Extended Disclosure, governed by Practice Direction 57AD of the Civil Procedure Rues and which are particular to those Courts.
Julien also specialises in advising clients to pursue and defend Employment contract Restrictive Covenant disputes. He has handled several high value 'team move' injunctions which are subject to the ‘speedy trial’ jurisdiction of the High Court. Having acted on both sides of such disputes, Julien has the tactical insight to be able to advise clients on all aspects of those claims.
He also specialises in the registration and enforcement of foreign judgements in England & Wales.
Jurisdiction: England & Wales
Julien acted for Manchester internet and fashion entrepreneur, Mr Adam Frisby of In the Style plc, in the High Court successfully defending a claim brought against him valued at £125M for allegedly stealing and exploiting the Claimant’s confidential business plan for In the Style at the time of its establishment in 2013 (Clements v Frisby  EWHC 320 (Ch)). Mr Frisby’s defence was that the claim was entirely fraudulent, and that the Claimant was advancing the claim dishonestly, knowing full well that he had played no role at all in the establishment, development or success of In the Style, and that that he had no cause of action against Mr Frisby. All claims against Mr Frisby were dismissed. The decision attracted widespread national media coverage and legal insights; including in respect of an earlier judgment in the case concerned with unintentional waiver of privilege over legal advice (Clements v Frisby  EWHC 3124 (Ch).