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Freeths LLP

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Julian Middleton

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Freeths LLP

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National Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration.

A highly specialised lawyer, Julian specialises in the ever-changing world of employment law. His main focus is on proactive risk reduction through the client’s internal skill development and the production of a commercial approach to human resource and managing people.

Clients include:

Aldi Stores Ltd;
2 Sisters Food Group Ltd;
British Psychological Society;
British Dieticians Association
De Montfort University
East Midlands Business Ltd
Oakham School
The Royal Air Forces Association
The Chairman and Directors of Leicester City Football Club
The Chairman of Derby County FC
Derby County FC
John Gregory

Julian advises businesses on implementing strategies for creating modern workplaces and delivering the most productive and engaged workforce. This is achieved through internal management training; planning and implementing reorganisations, collective consultations and individual case-handling. Always focussing on securing the best possible commercial outcomes, and maximising financial and reputational gain.

During his career at Freeths, Julian has helped take it from a £2m turnover single-office solicitors practice into the circa £80m turnover 12 city law firm it is today. He has been Managing Partner of the Leicester Office, Managing Partner of the Head Office in Nottingham and National Head of the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Team.

Julian is one of the few solicitors identified by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as an Eminent Practitioner.


Articled Leicestershire County Council; qualified 1989; partner Freeths 1996; former legal adviser to the Director General of Fair Trading; publications: ‘Franchising in the UK’, Fiscal Studies February 1985; ‘Conditional Fees: A Review of their History and Development’, July 1999.


Alderman Newton’s Boys Grammar School, Leicester; St John’s College; Oxford (MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics); Nottingham Trent Polytechnic (Law); Nottingham Trent University (LLM in Advanced Litigation)


Football (particularly Leicester City FC), motorcycling, cycling and photography.

East Midlands: Human resources


Within: Employment

Freeths LLP 's ‘pragmatic’ department ‘provides an excellent service with fast response times’ and ‘offers concise advice’. Active for both private and public sector clients, the team is adept at handling employment litigation and has developed strong expertise in reorganisations, TUPE and senior employee exits, as well as handling mandates in relation to discrimination, equal pay, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, and disciplinary and grievance issues. Julian Middleton heads the practice, which has a deep bench that includes the ‘versatile’ and ‘reliableRena Magdani, who ‘provides excellent analysis of issues’ as well as ‘practical commercial advice’. David Potter and Matt McBride are also recommended. Clients include DPD Group UK and Jones Bootmaker.

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