Julian is a Partner at Dean Wilson LLP and Head of the Family Department. Julian qualified as a Solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in Family Law ever since, becoming one of the first Solicitors in the area to become a trained Collaborative Family Lawyer.
Julian’s focus is on resolving, not creating conflict encouraging negotiations and finding solutions. He strives to adopt the approach which will best benefit each individual and to prepare them for life after divorce or separation.
A leading Law Directory, Chambers UK has described Julian as a leading individual for whom the market has the “utmost respect”. Their sources said that he was “a great communicator” who possesses “solid knowledge of his field” and “his client management skills are excellent …..”
Julian embraces the use of the Family Consultants and Financial Neutrals within the Collaborative process as his experience is that this additional assistance only has positive benefits for the clients.
- acting on high value & complex divorce/separations, particularly with Trusts & pension issues
- resolving childcare disputes
- dealing with cases using the Collaborative Law model
- advising on Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements and Living Together Agreements
- advising on cohabitation disputes
Julian is a thoroughbred Brightonian with strong roots in the community. Julian is regularly to be found playing league cricket and scratch team golf.
Gemma, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your role in our divorce negotiations – your and Jo O’Sullivan’s collaborative and gentle approach made things so much smoother at a very difficult time. Thank you so much.