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Tel:
Work 020 7638 9271
Fax:
Fax 020 7628 7525
DX:
33862 FINSBURY SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.druces.com

Julian Johnstone

Tel:
Work 020 7638 9271
Email:
Web:
www.druces.com/staff/julian-johnstone/
Druces LLP

Work Department

Litigation Department.

Position

Partner in and Head of the Litigation Department dealing with a broad range of commercial work, specialising in commercial and property-related litigation. Particular expertise in property-related litigation. Career highlights include acting for Haier Corporation in a claim brought by its former UK licensee for injunctive relief and damages for breach of exclusivity.

Career

Trained Gray’s Inn, cross-qualified as a solicitor; qualified 1996; Kennedys – paralegal 1994-96; S J Berwin – assistant solicitor 1996-98; Ashurst – assistant solicitor 1998-2002; Dundas & Wilson – associate solicitor 2002-09; Druces LLP – partner 2009 to present.

Member

PLA.

Education

Marlborough College; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1989, MA Hons); Grays Inn (1993); CEDR Qualified Mediator.

Leisure

Fishing, golf, music.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Druces LLP's 'team is very hardworking, organised and committed to getting the right results for clients'. The disputes practice covers high-value cross-border matters, banking and finance, claimant-side professional negligence,  claims against directors, shareholder and partnership issues, mining, oil and gas, and property and insolvency. Julian Johnstone, Charles Spragge  and Neil Hayter are experienced advisers, and Rachel Brown is a highly regarded senior associate.

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London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

'Combining sound strategic advice with good technical knowledge and clear guidance on the options available', Druces LLP acts for an extensive roster of commercial property joint ventures and commercial property developers alongside occupiers and landlords of commercial property. The group handles the full remit of commercial and high-value residential property matters with typical instructions pertaining to contentious landlord and tenant relations, property finance matters and disputes arising from commercial property insolvencies and property developments. The 'bright, realistic and sensible' Julian Johnstone heads the practice and 'is a pleasure to work with'.

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Druces LLP

  • New revised guidelines for administrators in pre-pack sales

    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
    - Druces

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