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Faith Julian

Call 2013


Faith joined chambers in October 2015 following the successful completion of her pupillage in chambers, and now regularly appears in the High Court, the County Court, the First-Tier Tribunal, and the Upper Tribunal.

Faith has a broad commercial chancery practice, and accepts instructions in all areas for which chambers is renowned.

Practice Areas

Insolvency & Company +

Faith is frequently instructed in applications arising out of corporate and personal insolvency including claims involving misfeasance, wrongful trading, transactions at an undervalue, preferences, and claims for the recovery of assets, unlawful dividends, disputed debts, and injunctions to restrain the advertisement and presentation of petitions.

Recent experience includes successfully representing a liquidator in a trial of a misfeasance and preference claim against a director involving complex accounting issues. She is currently acting in several further misfeasance applications (acting both for and against directors) and is a defending an alleged transaction at an undervalue on a Papanicola v Fagan basis.

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.

She is currently involved in a dispute concerning the beneficial ownership of five London properties, a claim within divorce proceedings regarding the beneficial ownership of valuable farmland, an appeal regarding the correct interpretation of a service charge clause, a contested lease renewal, and several other landlord and tenant matters.

She also recently appeared as sole counsel in the Upper Tribunal in London Borough of Newham v Harris [2017] UKUT 0264 (LC), a case concerning the Tribunal’s discretion to make rent repayment orders. Other recent experience includes acting as a junior in a 5 day trial concerning constructive trusts and Pallant v Morgan equity.

Private Client +

Faith acts in a wide variety of contentious trusts and probate matters, including claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. By way of example, she is currently acting in a claim to remove executors, a dispute regarding funeral arrangements, and advising executors upon the administration of insolvent estates.

Other recent experience includes acting for the defendant in the widely reported decision of Ames v Jones [2016] EW Misc B67 (CC) (an unsuccessful claim for provision by an adult child), and 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).

Commercial +

Faith’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial litigation. She was recently successful in appealing a District Judge’s decision on a fast-track claim involving an estate agent’s entitlement to commission. She has acted in numerous small claims and fast track trials, and is currently acting in multi-track claims regarding contractual interpretation, shareholder disputes, and professional negligence.

Additional Information

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

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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