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Provided by Julian Blake

UK Bar

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Julian's practice spans public law, technology/media/information law, inquests and inquiries and a wide range of related fields. He is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ List of Counsel. He has appeared in several Supreme Court cases (including the leading cases on detention in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the resettlement of the Chagos Islanders) and the most high-profile of inquiries (including Grenfell Tower, Post Office and Covid-19 Inquires). In the tech/media/information law field, Julian has acted in highly publicised data breach cases, as well as appearing in connection with US proceedings relating to the publication of the Trump dossier. Julian also appears in foreign law matters, including letters of request.

Career

Called to the Bar in 2006.

Publications

Contributor, National Security Law. Contributor, EU Law in Criminal Practice. Practitioner Editor, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.

Personal

Julian graduated from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge before being appointed as a Fox International Fellow at Yale University. He is a former Editor of Varsity.

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Julian Blake
Julian Blake represents various departments of the UK government in high-profile public law challenges. He has significant experience in cases concerning government decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Data Protection - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Julian Blake
Julian Blake exhibits notable data protection and information law expertise, making him a popular choice for companies, the government and the Information Commissioner in enforcement matters. Often appearing unled, he can boast broad capabilities across the field, encompassing data misuse, subject access requests and the right to be forgotten.


Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Julian Blake
Julian Blake is a go-to barrister for a wide array of public authorities in high-profile inquests and inquiries. He has also been instructed as lead junior counsel to the Post Office Horizon Inquiry.

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