Julia’s notable criminal cases include:
R v Tarasov, Tarasov and Tarasov: Central Criminal Court; November- December 2015. Julia was led by Julia Smart for the first defendant in a complex manslaughter by flight.
R v Bala and Others: Canterbury Crown Court; October – December 2013. Julia was led by Sandip Patel QC in a nine-defendant immigration fraud trial. Their client was acquitted after a trial lasting 10 weeks.
R v Ho: Central Criminal Court; February 2013. Julia was led by Charles Sherrard QC in the trial of a young defendant charged with the murder of his brother and attempted murder of his parents.
Julia appears regularly for the defence in serious matters in the Crown Court. She is an experienced appellate advocate and has appeared before the Court of Appeal Criminal Division and the High Court in appeals by way of case stated.