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Faith Julian

Call 2013

Overview

Faith joined chambers in October 2015 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She has a commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on insolvency, property, and contentious probate. She acts almost exclusively as sole counsel and as such her advocacy experience is well beyond her level of call.

She is ranked as an ‘Up and Coming Junior‘ for Restructuring and Insolvency by Chambers and Partners 2021, who comments:

Faith is an exceptional barrister and is very impressive in court. She has an uncanny ability to fight where necessary while always remaining entirely calm and unflappable.”

She is a pleasure to work with, always makes herself available and is thorough and concise.


Practice Areas

Insolvency & Company +

Faith acts for officeholders, directors, creditors, and individual debtors in all manner of insolvency litigation. Her recent experience includes acting (as sole counsel) in valuable misfeasance, breach of fiduciary duty, and wrongful trading claims, and also various applications to set aside antecedent transactions (whether preferences, transactions at an undervalue, or transactions defrauding creditors), and recover unlawful distributions.

She is also frequently instructed to advise and act in relation to administration applications, disputed winding up or bankruptcy petitions, and injunctions to restrain the same. In the past year she has acted in a number of high profile bankruptcies and winding up petitions, including those of Katie Price, the Thomas Cook Group, Bury Football Club, and the Force India Formula One Team.

Recent reported cases include Re Bedborough [2019] EWHC 3506 (Ch); [2019] All ER (D) 111 (Dec), and Sell Your Car With Us Ltd v Sareen [2019] EWHC 2332 (Ch); [2019] BCC 1211; [2019] All ER (D) 76 (Sep).

Land & Property +

Faith regularly advises on and acts in property disputes including claims in respect of constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, easements, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, mortgages and the enforceability of charges, relief from forfeiture, and other landlord and tenant matters.

Private Client +

Faith acts in a wide variety of contentious trust and probate matters, with a particular emphasis on claims challenging the substantial validity of wills and codicils on grounds of testamentary capacity, lack of knowledge and approval, want of due execution, or undue influence, applications to remove executors, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (for example, she acted for the defendant in the widely reported decision of Ames v Jones [2016] EW Misc B67 (CC)).

She has also developed significant expertise in disputes regarding burial and funeral arrangements, having – in her first year of practice – acted for the defendant in Anstey v Mundle [2016] EWHC 1073 (Ch); [2016] WTLR 931 (concerning a family dispute as to whether the deceased ought to be buried in the UK or Jamaica). She has since appeared or advised in relation to several other claims, including Y v Z [2018] EWHC 4026 (Ch); [2018] 11 WLUK 866.

Commercial +

Faith’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation. Last year she was instructed in the $5 billion Fundao Dam group litigation against BHP Group Plc, on behalf of businesses affected by the disaster.


Additional Information

She is ranked as an ‘Up and Coming Junior‘ for Restructuring and Insolvency by Chambers and Partners 2021, who comments:

Faith is an exceptional barrister and is very impressive in court. She has an uncanny ability to fight where necessary while always remaining entirely calm and unflappable.”

She is a pleasure to work with, always makes herself available and is thorough and concise.

Contributor, Insolvency Legislation: Annotations & Commentary (Louis Doyle & Professor Andrew Keay), 7th Edition (publication forthcoming)

Who pays? The costs of an appeal from a bankruptcy order (with Joseph Curl),
Corporate Rescue and Insolvency 2016, 9(6), 212

Office-holders commencing claims in the sanctionless era—Re Longmeade Ltd (in liquidation)
Lexis PSL

Who bears the cost of an unsuccessful appeal of a bankruptcy order? (Cooke v Dunbar Assets plc)
Lexis PSL

Assessing material irregularities in IVAs Setting aside a statutory demand (Dunbar Assets plc v Butler)
Lexis PSL

Practice Note: The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—Part 17: Changes to creditors’ and liquidation committees
Lexis PSL

Practice Note: The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—Part 11: Bankruptcy and debt relief restrictions orders and undertakings and the insolvency registers
Lexis PSL

Education and qualifications
2013: Called (Inner Temple)
2013: LLB, University of Law (1st)
2013: BPTC, College of Law (Outstanding)
2012: GDL, College of Law (Distinction)
2011: MA in Eighteenth Century Studies (University of York)
2010: BA in History (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge)

Prizes and Scholarships
Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
European Vacation Trust Scholarship – Cambridge

Memberships
Chancery Bar Association
Insolvency Lawyers Association
The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

Faith Julian is an independent self-employed barrister registered with the Bar Standards Board of England; whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales which code can be found at www.barstandardsboard.org.uk; has full professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited (ref BM 2930/070) (details of the world-wide cover are provided at www.barmutual.co.uk); is registered for VAT (reg. no. 222904628 ); and can be contacted during chambers opening hours by telephone at 02074045055 or by e-mail at clerks@9stonebuildings.com.

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