BA (University College London), MSc
Called 2005 Inner Temple
Julian is a civil practitioner who specialises in Chancery, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence appearing in courts throughout England and Wales. Julian combines a detailed grasp of both procedural and substantive law with skilled, measured advocacy and excellent client care. He very often receives repeat instructions and is often involved from the outset of major cases. He is willing to informally discuss cases prior to instruction with professional clients.
Julian is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and has particular expertise in traditional chancery law including all aspects of real property, wills and trusts including contentious probate. He is frequently instructed in claims involving constructive trusts and TOLATA matters. His Chancery practice extends to landlord and tenant, easements and covenants and also related matters including nuisance and boundary disputes where he has lectured and published extensively in these fields. He is happy to advise on preliminary and non-contentious matters as well as contentious. Julian also has significant experience of adjudication and resolution of construction contracts under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. He is also regularly instructed in complex contractual disputes involving construction and engineering issues. He has also completed over a thousand adjudications under the Housing Act 2004. Current and recent instructions include:
P v G (2017) High Court (Technology & Construction) Successful claim and defence of substantial counterclaim. Complex matters concerning expert engineering evidence.
M v E (2018) Chancery. Contested probate claim involving allegations of fraud, expert evidence of forged signatures, issues regarding solicitors benefitting under a will as per Franks v Sinclair 2007.
L v B (2018) Three day multi-track trial before HHJ Keyser QC regarding a claim for a constructive trust in a non-matrimonial property in a sole name scenario.
H v R v G v B (2018) (Two day multi-track chancery before HHJ Milwyn Jarman QC) Contested declaration sought for removal of legal charge over commercial property. Issues included corporate personality, equitable charges, constructive trusts and proprietory estoppel.
Estate of W (Deceased) v P (2018) Chancery. Successful defence of a dependency claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Julian’s accepts PI and clinical instructions primarily on the Multi-Track. He has particular expertise in industrial injury claims including deafness as well as fatal accidents, PTSD and complex holiday claims. His clinical negligence expertise includes brain injuries, claims against surgical negligence including damage to major internal organs, nerve damage claims and those which result in a substantial psychological element. A large number of his cases have been published by Lexis Nexis. He is happy to draft and advise on quantum and liability matters at any stage of the proceedings and has significant experience in the valuation of damages for multiple injuries following Sadler v Filipiak and another (2011) and also those involving PTSD and psychiatric injury. Current and recent cases include:
W v A (2018) Clinical negligence, quantum in excess of 500k, concussion/brain injury, significant loss of earnings/loss of congenial employment. Ongoing.
A v D (2017) Multi-track, damages pleaded at over 200k, complicated and contradictory medical advice, important issues of mental health and unwillingness to undergo treatment. Successfully settled on eve of trial on behalf of Claimant.
P v H (2017) Multi-track, damages pleaded at over 250k, Claimant with extensive pre-existing medical conditions. Numerous conferences, opinion on liability, opinion on quantum. Successful settlement before trial.
M v B Ltd (2018) Multi-track, serious accident at work, subsequent disability, damages pleaded at over £400,000 including general damages and future loss of earnings. Initial advice, conference, opinions on liability and quantum, advice on settlement. Ongoing.
Recent publications include:
(2017) People and Buildings: Comparative Housing Law (Edited with M Vols). The Hague: Eleven Publishing.
(2017) “Notices of Application—Is Posting Enough?” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 21.4.155-157.
(2017 “Assignment, Parting with Possession and Unreasonably withholding consent” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 21.3.111-114
(2017) “Break Notices and Limited Partnerships” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 21.2.64-67
(2016) “Notices and the formality of Landlord and Tenant,” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 20.3
(2015) “Selective Licensing – Challenging the Consultation Process” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 19.5
(2015) “Costs, Conditions and Consultations: Recent Developments in Selective Licensing” Journal of Housing Law, Volume 18.5. 96-101.
(2015) “The Landlord’s Intention to Redevelop” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 19.2.71-73
(2015) “Landlords and the Law of Nuisance” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 19.1.1-5.
(2015) “Costs, mediation and the Judiciary” The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 81.1.105-108.
(2014) “Statutory periodic tenancies and the Housing Act 2004.” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 18.5.191-193.
(2014) “Substance over form – the wording of Section 8 Notices” Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 18.4.148-150.
(2014) “Liability for Council Tax – Statutory Periodic Tenant – CT v Horsham District Council”, Landlord and Tenant Review, Volume 18.3.107-109.
(2013) “Mediated settlements and Enforceable settlements: Frost v Wake Smith’ Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 79.4.467-470.
(2013) “Rent in advance is not a tenancy deposit: Johnson v Old” Landlord and Tenant Review, Vol 17.4.137-139.
In his spare time, Julian likes cooking, wine (especially Burgundy), rugby (both codes), reading and being dragged by his Sealyham terriers for lengthy country walks. He is also a passionate Cronulla Sharks fan!
Julian Sidoli is a barrister registered with Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. He is a sole practitioner and has professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd., Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST www.barmutual.co.uk. Bar Mutual provides cover for claims brought anywhere in the world.
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