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Reeds Solicitors

Work Department

Financial Crime


Partner, Solicitor-Advocate


Julian is a Solicitor and Partner of the firm, based at our Oxford office.

He is recognised nationally as a specialist in serious and complex crime. His reputation is such that he is regularly instructed in cases of this nature throughout the country.

He has a wealth of experience in dealing with murder, large scale drugs conspiracies and serious sexual offending.

Much of Julian’s recent practice however revolves around white collar crime and the defence of directors and business professionals facing prosecution by HMRC, the SFO and the FCA, where his ability to identify the relevant issues in these technical and complicated cases, is invaluable. He regularly defends clients who have been prosecuted for multi-million pound frauds and is currently retained to provide advice in an ongoing investigation into bribery act offences, a multi-jurisdictional “Ponzi scheme” fraud to the value of £80 million and a tax planning fraud to the value of £132 million.

Julian is commercially astute having previously worked for a leading multi-national corporate law firm based in the City of London. His focused and shrewd tactical approach means that he is frequently engaged by corporate clients to provide them with advice in respect of a wide range of issues; from allegations of large scale trademark infringement investigated by PIPCU and offences under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005, to offences investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.



Lawyer Rankings

South East > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

(Leading individuals)

Julian RichardsReeds Solicitors

Reeds Solicitors‘ large south east team operates across several offices, most notably Reading and Oxford, and acts on the full spectrum of criminal cases.  The ‘well-organised and efficient‘ practice is home to a team including barristers and solicitor-advocates who deal with high-profile historic sexual offences, terrorism and serious violent crime cases, as well as drug and modern slavery-related cases. ‘Extremely knowledgeable‘ practice co-head Stuart Matthews is noted for his work in serious and complex cases, along with fellow co-heads Neil Jarvis and Julian Richards.