Julian Waters

Call: 1986
Senior (10+ yrs call)

"His strength is his determination and his serious concentration on details. He knows his cases far better than one is entitled to expect."
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Expertise
Julian’s work also covers clinical negligence and the misdiagnosing of cancer, claims against public authorities including police claims including unlawful arrest, malicious prosecution and challenges to warrants, and libel and slander. Due to this work, Julian has developed a particular expertise in the Human Rights Act.
Education

  • Harrow School

  • Peterhouse College, Cambridge (1984 BA Hons classics; 1987 MA)

Recent cases
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.
Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Chambers and Partners:

Band 3 for Personal Injury.

He has previously been listed as a leading junior in the Personal Injury and Civil Liberties sections. Clients described him as:

"He's excellent on his feet: I've seen him reduce opponents to quivering wrecks."

"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."

"Hardworking, approachable and responsive"

With an "easy-going exterior" that hides "a formidable opponent"

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

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

  • Technology and Construction Bar Association

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