Julie Duane > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

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Julie is an employment law specialist and former Solicitor-advocate working across the full spectrum of employment issues for both Claimants and Respondents.

With a particularly active practice across the Employment Tribunals and the EAT, she acts for leading international and national firms, private individuals, high-profile / senior parties, public sector organisations and a wide range of both boutique and regional firms. Julie’s significant experience in complex whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE and unfair dismissal cases marks her out as an employment ‘all-rounder’. She is highly sought after for her expertise in complex whistleblowing cases.

An experienced advocate, Julie regularly conducts multi-day cases in the Employment Tribunal, along with the full range of preliminary applications. One of Julie’s differentiators is her pragmatic, thorough approach. This has resulted in her securing various successful costs orders, strike outs and deposit orders in the early stages of litigation, as well as excellent results at full merit hearings and appeals. Julie’s expertise in large-scale redundancy consultations, COVID-19 issues, employee status and GDPR issues also set her apart. She represents parties in judicial/non-judicial employment mediations, and provides CPD training across all areas of employment law.

Julie is vastly experienced in CVP Employment Tribunal hearings and in dealing with cases involving litigants in person. Julie is Direct Access accredited.


Called 2013.

A former Solicitor-advocate working for several employment law practices across the North West, Julie also assisted 23 of the victims’ families in the Hillsborough disaster inquest.


ELA (Julie is the current ELA Midlands Regional Representative).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Julie DuaneSt Philips Chambers ‘Julie is extremely thorough and technically sophisticated. She is also very personable, establishes an excellent rapport with clients and offers pragmatic and commercially focused advice.’  

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Julie Duane – St Philips Chambers ‘Julie is technically excellent, thorough, responsive, tactical and strategic. She provides tailored advice.’