“Julian Connerty is a seasoned litigator with an excellent antenna. He is calm, collected and not easily ruffled. He has a great sense of what matters and how things will play out. Clients are in the most capable of hands.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024

“In terms of partners, Julian Connerty was the senior most partner working on our case – very good grasp of the law, seeing the entire picture between the claimant, judge, and various defendants. An experienced senior partner who has been there, seen it, and effectively took us through the case.”

The Legal 500 UK 2024

“Julian Connerty is subtle and meticulous; inspires great confidence in all around him.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Julian Connerty is a specialist in international fraud and asset recovery actions.“

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Extremely experienced practitioner“.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Particular focus on international fraud, insurance, industry disputes and regulatory investigations”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

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 has been ranked in Chambers for Civil Fraud and the Guide notes he “has considerable expertise in international fraud cases.” Julian is also recommended in the Legal 500 UK 2024 Guide for his civil fraud expertise. Julian is described as having a “very good grasp of the law, seeing the entire picture between the claimant, judge, and various defendants” and as “an experienced senior partner who has been there, seen it, and effectively took [the client] through the case.” Previous Guides note that Julian is an “extremely experienced practitioner” and “a specialist in international fraud and asset recovery actions”. Julian has also been described as “subtle and meticulous” and “inspires great confidence in all around him”.

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 abroad.
  • Defending companies and individuals in regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

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