Julian is hailed as a “very efficient and very effective lawyer.”

Chambers UK 2015

Julian is “experienced in obtaining and discharging interim injunctions.”

Chambers UK 2016

Julian is a “highly rated” litigator and an “extremely experienced operator”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“Julian Connerty has considerable expertise in international fraud cases.”

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Julian has over 25 years of experience in handling the litigation, arbitration and mediation of international large scale commercial disputes, with particular expertise in international fraud, insurance industry disputes and regulatory investigations.

In the area of commercial disputes Julian specialises in fraud and asset recovery actions. He has acted for and against governments, banks, insurers and individuals, and against the police and the Serious Fraud Office in matters arising out of bribery and corruption, theft, fraud, dishonesty, money laundering, and insider dealing. He has obtained and resisted freezing and restraint orders, and acted in extradition cases and requests for mutual judicial assistance. In the area of financial regulation he has acted for regulated firms and individuals, and for and against the regulators, including the FCA and the LME. Cases handled include breaches of the FCA principles, market abuse, perimeter breaches, fit and proper persons investigations, and disciplinary and authorisation cases, both before the High Court and the FCA’s Regulatory Decisions Committee.

Julian is ranked in Chambers for Civil Fraud and the Guide notes he “has considerable expertise in international fraud cases.” Julian is recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2019 for his civil fraud, banking litigation, commercial litigation and insurance and reinsurance litigation expertise. The Legal 500 notes that Julian is a “highly rated” litigator and an “extremely experienced operator“.

Experience

  • Conducting appeal proceedings in relation to allegations of fraud and money laundering against the former president of Nigeria
  • Advising a Kazakh bank in relation to multi-billion dollar fraud allegations
  • Advising on a civil claim arising out of alleged hacking into an English computer from Russia
  • Defending companies and individuals in regulatory investigations and prosecutions

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