An experienced courtroom advocate, Julian accepts briefs in all areas of public law, particularly criminal, administrative and constitutional law.
Julian has appeared as lead and junior counsel in jury trials, appeals, committals, voir dire proceedings, interlocutory applications, bail applications, sentencing hearings and mental impairment/fitness detention and supervision proceedings.
In his written advocacy, Julian has authored successful written applications in the High Court as junior counsel, including amicus curiae and special leave applications. Julian also co-authored what was reported to be the Northern Territory’s first successful mercy petition – for an Indigenous man convicted of murder.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Julian worked as the Criminal Appeals Manager at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and as a Judge’s Associate at the High Court of Australia.
Julian holds an LLM from Columbia University, where he graduated first in the class, and is now a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, where his research focuses on constitutional law and statutory interpretation. Julian has authored numerous scholarly articles and is co-author of Criminal Laws Northern Territory (Federation Press, 3rd ed, 2021).
Julian is reading with Christopher Carr SC, his senior mentors are Felicity Gerry QC and Christopher Horan QC.