Julian Waters

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Year Of Call: 1986

Julian specialises in personal injury with particular experience in catastrophic injury, brain damage and psychiatric cases; clinical negligence and the misdiagnosing of cancer; claims against public authorities; claims involving the police, including unlawful arrest, malicious prosecution and challenges to warrants; libel and slander.  He has been involved in several high profile inquests. He has also developed a particular expertise in Human Rights Act law.

He is listed as a leading junior in the Personal Injury and Civil Liberties sections of the legal directories; clients describe Julian in recent editions of Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 as:-

"He is a superb advocate, particularly for jury trials."

"His strength is his determination and his serious concentration on details. He knows his cases far better than one is entitled to expect."

"Recommended for catastrophic injury, brain damage and psychiatric cases.”

"Terrific on his feet, effective and even-handed. He works very well and has great charm."

"A good fighter to have in your corner."

"He is "very precise in his drafting and advice, and boosts the confidence of the legal team".


Julian acted for the defendant in the leading personal injury case of Painting v University of Oxford which concerned a costs order against an exaggerating but successful claimant. More recently he has been instructed in a number of Human Rights Act cases including the high profile Van Colle case regarding the protection of witnesses and the right to life. 


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Practice Areas


  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association