Julia Smyth > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Landmark Chambers Offices
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Julia joined Landmark Chambers in June 2019 following a successful practice at Temple Garden Chambers between 2012 and 2019. Prior to this Julia had a diverse career as a government lawyer. As a government lawyer, Julia advised the government on EU free movement, medicines and devices regulation, NHS secondary care, as well as prison health and prison judicial reviews. Since returning to chambers, Julia has developed a strong public and EU law practice, particularly in the ﬁelds of social security, EU free movement and immigration.
French and German (working knowledge)
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2
Regarded as a ‘strong public law set‘ with ‘an impressive array of juniors and silks‘, Landmark Chambers boasts a broad bench of barristers that enables it to act on both the claimant and respondent sides of proceedings. Tim Buley KC and joint head of the public law group Samantha Broadfoot KC recently appeared opposite each other in AK & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Entry Clearance Office (Islamabad) & Anor, contesting whether the immigration rules’ definition of de facto adoption gave rise to unlawful discrimination or was irrational. Notable juniors include Julia Smyth and Hafsah Masood, as well as ‘fearless advocate‘, Miranda Butler, who arrived from Garden Court Chambers in January 2022.