• A serious junior specialising in heavyweight crime, complex regulatory work and sensitive and high profile public inquiry work, Julian Evans is recognised for his meticulous preparation, composure and commanding advocacy.

    Crime

    Julian Evans specialises in complex and high profile cases, prosecuting and defending a wide spectrum of offences including murder, gross negligence manslaughter, terrorism and fraud.  He regularly appears in the Court of Appeal in appeals against conviction and sentence, and in applications on behalf of the Attorney General.  He was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court in 2009, he was appointed First Junior Treasury Counsel in 2015 and he was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel in 2017. 

    Regulatory 

    Julian is very experienced in the field of professional discipline.  He has appeared before a number of regulatory tribunals over a period of many years and has presented cases on behalf of various regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.  His methodical approach and keen intellect ideally suit him to this arena.

    Public Law

    Julian Evans has experience of inquests, public inquiries, judicial review and advisory work arising from the field.  He is recognised as the ideal senior junior to both lead and support teams in this, an area that demands understanding, intelligence, meticulous preparation and an appreciation of the best approach.  Recently he has acted for Greater Manchester Police in the Anthony Grainger Inquiry.

    Reviews 

    Chambers UK 2019: Crime - Band 3

    Legal 500 2018: Crime - Tier 3 

    'His attention to detail is second to none.' Chambers UK Crime (2014)

    'His attention to detail, presence in court and work ethic came in for particular praise … he is particularly good when prosecuting serious cases.' Chambers UK Crime (2013) 

    'Conscientious and hard-working.' Chambers UK Crime (2013) 

    Appointments

    • 2017 - Present: Senior Treasury Counsel 
    • 2015 – 2017: First Junior Treasury Counsel
    • 2009 – 2015: Junior Treasury Counsel, Central Criminal Court

    Professional Memberships

    • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Middle Temple

    Education 

    • Inns of Court School of Law, London
    • College of Law, London
    • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
    • Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, BA and MA (Hons)

    Recent Cases

    • Julian Evans is instructed to represent Greater Manchester Police in the Inquest proceedings which had been adjourned pending the outcome of an IPCC investigation and then a criminal trial. 

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    • Advising the CPS and police in relation to the investigation and charging of allegations concerning historic serious sexual and violent offences committed by a defendant serving a life sentence for the murder of Sally Anne Bowman.

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    • Prosecuting in a case where a serving Royal Marines Reservist pleaded guilty to supplying a quantity of hand grenades, firearms and ammunition to an undercover officer posing as a member of an organised crime network in exchange for money.

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    • Julian Evans prosecuted a case where a nurse working in a specialist intensive care unit was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter having administered a unit of incompatible blood to a patient who had undergone heart surgery.

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    • Prosecuting in a case alleging murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm where the victim was stabbed to death by the defendant using a zombie-killer knife which attracted national media reporting. 

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    • Prosecuting three Detention Officers for gross negligence manslaughter where a young man experiencing a psychotic episode died in police custody having been restrained by officers and where a spit hood had been applied.

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    • Prosecuting in a case where the defendant pleaded guilty to the murder of his terminally ill partner and their two young children at their home address, and where the Court imposed a whole Life Order.BBC News report - Here 

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    News

    • Julian Evans appointed as Senior Treasury Counsel

      Chambers is pleased to congratulate Julian Evans on his appointment by the Attorney General as Senior Treasury Counsel.

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    • Julian Evans is ranked as a Leader in his Field in Crime in Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018

      Details of the rankings and commentaries will be published in November 2017 in the Chambers UK Bar Directory 2018.

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    • Stabbing murder trial opens at Central Criminal Court

      QEB Hollis Whiteman members Julian Evans and Caoimhe Daly are first and second junior counsel with Simon Denison QC leading for the prosecution in the trial of two youths charged with murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.    Rea...

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    • Julian Evans appointed as first junior Treasury counsel

      Chambers is pleased to congratulate Julian Evans on his appointment by the Attorney General as first junior Treasury counsel.

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    • Victoria Station Murder

      The first of three trials concerning the Victoria Station alleged murder has commenced at the Old Bailey.There are 20 defendants to be tried in all.QEB Hollis Whiteman is represented across all three trials for both prosecution and defence, Julian Evans i...

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  • Senior Treasury Counsel Julian Evans commands the most heavyweight and high profile of cases, he is known for his commitment, attention to detail and presence in court.

    Overview

    Julian Evans specialises in complex and high profile cases, prosecuting and defending a wide spectrum of offences including murder, gross negligence manslaughter, terrorism and fraud.  He regularly appears in the Court of Appeal in appeals against conviction and sentence, and in applications on behalf of the Attorney General.  He was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel at the Central Criminal Court in 2009, he was appointed First Junior Treasury Counsel in 2015 and he was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel in 2017. 

    Experience 

    Julian Evans undertakes a wide range of criminal work, both prosecuting and defending.  He specialises in complex and high profile cases, and has appeared in many multi-handed trials.  His practice covers a wide spectrum of offences including murder, gross negligence manslaughter), serious and organised crime, terrorism, fraud and police misconduct. 

    He has extensive experience of prosecuting and defending in a wide range of serious cases, encompassing homicide offences, joint enterprise, large-scale conspiracies, multi-handed trials, complex fraud and police corruption.  Many of these cases have involved complex scientific evidence, social media material and applications for witness anonymity.  Other cases have involved applications for third party material, LPP review, National Crime Agency investigation and confiscation.  He has acquired considerable experience of cases involving complicated disclosure issues and the review of highly sensitive material attracting public interest immunity. 

    He has been instructed in a number of terrorism cases, encompassing offences with a specific overseas focus (Syria and Libya) and cases with a domestic focus (including Animal Rights protests and trespass at research facilities).  He has been involved in a number of cases featuring extradition, cross-border investigations and the obtaining of evidence via Letters of Request. 

    He has been instructed as sole counsel to prosecute in a number of serious cases featuring single and multiple defendants including cases of murder, manslaughter, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, historic sexual allegations, misconduct in a public office, and the wilful neglect of a patient suffering from acute mental illness who died while in secure accommodation.  

    He has prosecuted in a large number of serious and high profile cases including large scale murder investigations (Odegbune & others [the Victoria Station murder trials]; Regan and others), gross negligence manslaughter (Kingshott and others), robbery and conspiracy to rob (the Tonbridge Securitas robbery and the Millennium Dome robbery), large scale possession of firearms, transferring criminal property, and alleged police corruption (Dizaei).  He is regularly instructed by various specialist divisions of the CPS in relation to advisory, trial and appellate work.

    He is instructed to defend in a wide variety of cases.  He has defended in a number of high profile cases including representing the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police who was charged with a Health and Safety offence in relation to a fatal police shooting.  The case was prosecuted by the CPS and the charge was based on the findings of a lengthy IPCC investigation. The case involved a number of complicated issues including witness anonymity (and media opposition to such an application), covert policing techniques and public interest immunity.  He is currently instructed to represent Greater Manchester Police in the ongoing Public Inquiry.  He has also defended in high level conspiracies to rob, allegations of manslaughter and fraud.

    Julian has experience in financial crime.  He has prosecuted and defended in a wide variety of serious and complex cases including: defending in a multi-million pound advance fee fraud prosecuted by the SFO; prosecuting a company director and solicitor charged with conspiracy to defraud a Trustee in bankruptcy; defending a Financial Director of a non-departmental government organisation prosecuted by the SFO, and defending in large scale carousel frauds. 

    Julian regularly undertakes appellate work, often where he has not been original trial counsel.  He regularly appears in the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals against conviction, interlocutory trial rulings, and appeals against sentence.  In his capacity as Senior Treasury Counsel, he regularly appears in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Attorney General in applications for permission to refer sentences. 

    Julian has experience of advising at all stages of criminal and associated investigations.  He has advised in a large variety of complex investigations including work for the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (now the Government Legal Department), linked CPS and IPCC investigations and on corporate manslaughter.

    Julian’s vast experience of various areas of professional discipline means that he is exceptionally well placed to deal with the associated criminal proceedings using the niche technical expertise that he has developed.

    Notable Cases 

    R v Sir Peter Fahy (2015)
    Defending the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police who was charged with a Health and Safety offence in relation to a fatal police shooting, and where the defence successfully argued that the proceedings were an abuse of process.

    R v Burgess & Or's (2014)
    Crispin Aylett QC and Julian Evans prosecuted the killers of Marcus Innocent.

    R v Akra & Or's (2011)
    Julian Evans was Led Junior for the prosecution of the victoria station murder. The trial ran a total of four months and received widespread media coverage.

    R v Rusha & Or's (2008)
    David Jeremy QC and Julian Evans prosecuted in the ‘Tonbridge Robbery’ case, Britain’s largest ever cash robbery in which £53m was stolen from Securitas in Tonbridge.

    R v Cockram & Or's (2002)
    Julian Evans was junior prosecution counsel for the 'Millennium Dome Robbery' which if successful would have been the most valuable robbery in British criminal history. 

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2019: Crime - Band 3

    Legal 500 2018: Crime - Tier 3 

    'He prosecutes heavyweight cases as Treasury Counsel.' Legal 500 (2017)

    'He prosecutes in terrorism cases.' Legal 500 (2016)

    'Recommended for prosecuting in complex and multi-handed murder trials.' Legal 500 (2015)

    'His attention to detail, presence in court and work ethic came in for particular praise … he is particularly good when prosecuting serious cases.' Chambers UK (2013) 

    Recent Cases

    • Advising the CPS and police in relation to the investigation and charging of allegations concerning historic serious sexual and violent offences committed by a defendant serving a life sentence for the murder of Sally Anne Bowman.

    • Prosecuting in a case where a serving Royal Marines Reservist pleaded guilty to supplying a quantity of hand grenades, firearms and ammunition to an undercover officer posing as a member of an organised crime network in exchange for money.

    • Julian Evans prosecuted a case where a nurse working in a specialist intensive care unit was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter having administered a unit of incompatible blood to a patient who had undergone heart surgery.

    • Prosecuting in a case alleging murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm where the victim was stabbed to death by the defendant using a zombie-killer knife which attracted national media reporting. 

    • Prosecuting three Detention Officers for gross negligence manslaughter where a young man experiencing a psychotic episode died in police custody having been restrained by officers and where a spit hood had been applied.

    • Prosecuting in a case where the defendant pleaded guilty to the murder of his terminally ill partner and their two young children at their home address, and where the Court imposed a whole Life Order.BBC News report - Here 

    News

    • Julian Evans appointed as Senior Treasury Counsel

      Chambers is pleased to congratulate Julian Evans on his appointment by the Attorney General as Senior Treasury Counsel.

    • Stabbing murder trial opens at Central Criminal Court

      QEB Hollis Whiteman members Julian Evans and Caoimhe Daly are first and second junior counsel with Simon Denison QC leading for the prosecution in the trial of two youths charged with murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.    Rea...

  • A vastly experienced leading regulatory junior, Julian Evans has a decade of experience in some of the most challenging tribunals.  He is recognised for his knowledge, conscientious approach and commanding presence.

    Overview 

    Julian is very experienced in the field of professional discipline.  He has appeared before a number of regulatory tribunals over a period of many years and has presented cases on behalf of various regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.  His methodical approach and keen intellect ideally suit him to this arena.

    Experience 

    Julian Evans has developed a significant practice encompassing professional disciplinary and regulatory work, both advisory and in relation to hearings before tribunals.  He has been involved in a number of high profile cases, including proceedings brought by the GMC against a senior consultant arising from endemic failings identified during the Mid-Staffordshire Enquiry (Gendy).  He has wide experience of tribunal proceedings, including substantive Fitness to Practise hearings, interim order and review hearings, appeals and applications to stay regulatory proceedings. His experience of Fitness to Practise hearings includes cases involving allegations of poor clinical practice, deficient professional performance, fraud (and other dishonesty) and research plagiarism.  He has extensive experience of dealing with expert witnesses. 

    Julian has also advised in a number of substantial and complex GMC investigations.  These include advising on the viability of Fitness to Practise proceedings against doctors who faced allegations of conspiracy to defraud in relation to the commissioning of medico-legal reports involving solicitors and insurance companies (Adler).  This case involved a very substantial quantity of written material and required careful consideration of the duties of expert witnesses, the legitimacy of referral fees and contingency fee arrangements, and the impact of failed criminal proceedings on regulatory proceedings. 

    Julian’s superior experience of complex and high profile crime places him exceptionally well to deal with the most serious regulatory matters that often have criminal matters running parallel to them.  His involvement in criminal and regulatory matters involving death has also led to him dealing with matters subsequently arising in the Coroner’s Court.  This in turn has led to his instruction in ensuing Public Inquiries as well as associated Judicial Reviews.  Julian has extensive knowledge of police procedures, Codes of Practice, covert policing techniques and authorisation, and applications for witness anonymity as a result of his involvement in the Anthony Grainger Inquiry and associated proceedings. 

    Julian’s vast experience of the regulatory field and areas that arise from it, make him the ideal senior junior, whatever the discipline.

    Notable Cases

    GMC v Dr Sinha (2006)
    Julian Evans presented the case for the GMC against a doctor accused of a series of indecent assaults upon patients at his practice over a six-year period. The case involved abuse of process submissions based upon linked criminal proceedings.

    Reviews

    'His attention to detail is second to none.' Chambers UK (2014)

    'Conscientious hard-working' according to sources.  His attention to detail, presence in court and work ethic came in for particular praise … he is particularly good when prosecuting serious cases.' Chambers UK (2013) 

    'Julian Evans is very thorough and methodical in his approach.' Legal 500 (2013)

  • A senior junior accomplished in all facets of the public law arena, Julian Evans’ complete understanding and refined approach, see him sought out to work on inquests, public inquiries and to advise and progress judicial review.

    Overview

    Julian Evans has experience of inquests, public inquiries, judicial review and advisory work arising from the field.  He is recognised as the ideal senior junior to both lead and support teams in this, an area that demands understanding, intelligence, meticulous preparation and an appreciation of the best approach.  Recently he has acted for Greater Manchester Police in the Anthony Grainger Inquiry.

    Experience 

    Julian Evans has recent and current experience of an inquest that was converted into a public inquiry and of the associated judicial review. He acted for Greater Manchester Police in the Anthony Grainger Inquiry which began receiving evidence in January 2017.  He was instructed in these proceedings following the conclusion of criminal proceedings. The Inquiry had wide terms of reference and heard evidence in open and closed session. Through his involvement in the public inquiry, he has acquired extensive knowledge of police procedures, Codes of Practice, covert policing techniques and authorisation, and applications for witness anonymity. 

    Much of the regulatory law Julian has practised demands a high degree of familiarity with cases that have been the subject of High Court proceedings and Judicial Review and he has experience of Judicial Review proceedings in criminal practice.  In his advisory work, he has often dealt with issues arising from public law.  He has also undertaken on whether to refer companies for the purposes of criminal investigation. 

    Julian has experience of advising in complex investigations including work for the Treasury Solicitor’s Department (now the Government Legal Department), the Ministry of Justice and the Prison Service.  He has undertaken a wide variety of advisory work including advising on electronic curfew tagging, the necessary technological requirements and the admissibility of evidence gathered by this technology in court proceedings.  He has advised on the question of the possible referral of companies to the Serious Fraud Office for the purposes of criminal investigation.  This has included the need to quickly assimilate complex accounting investigation material and to consider the impact of concurrent civil proceedings and reputational issues.  In other cases, he has advised on the strength of evidence from a criminal law perspective, the extent and interpretation of contractual obligations and on the level and scale of potentially fraudulent / criminal conduct.

    Julian’s vast and varied experience, particularly where the criminal, regulatory and public law paths cross, make him the ideal counsel in this field.

    Reviews

    'His attention to detail is second to none.' Chambers UK (2014)

    'Conscientious hard-working' according to sources.  His attention to detail, presence in court and work ethic came in for particular praise … he is particularly good when prosecuting serious cases.' Chambers UK (2013) 

    'Julian Evans is very thorough and methodical in his approach.' Legal 500 (2013)

    Recent Cases

    • Julian Evans is instructed to represent Greater Manchester Police in the Inquest proceedings which had been adjourned pending the outcome of an IPCC investigation and then a criminal trial.