Julia Flanagan > Chambers of Nicholas Rhodes QC and Neil Hawes QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nicholas Rhodes QC and Neil Hawes QC
Charter Chambers

Work Department

Sexual offences, fraud, homicide, violence and serious drugs offences; regulatory work.


Julia Flanagan is a highly experienced and successful advocate, who acts as both leading and junior counsel. Her practice covers the whole spectrum of criminal work and she has appeared successfully in both the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal. Julia has a very high rate of acquittal at the Crown Court. Fraud: Julia is very experienced in dealing with fraud offences, acting frequently as leading counsel in this field. She has dealt with high value ‘boiler room fraud’, recently representing the defendant described by the prosecution as the most senior man in the criminal organization. She deals with multi-handed high value VAT fraud, money laundering, international advance fee frauds, mortgage and benefits fraud. Recently she appeared in a serious fraud trial, which was one of a series of trials involving 30 defendants. Her client was the only person who was acquitted out of the 30. Homicide and violence: Julia is regularly instructed in the most high profile and serious cases, which have roused great national interest. She deals with murder, manslaughter,s18 and child cruelty. She is currently dealing with a murder case involving the relatively new defence of ‘loss of control’, necessitating the use of appropriate psychological experts. She has also appeared in murder cases involving the now prevalent accusation of the use of knives by young gangs. Drugs: Julia has achieved acquittals for clients accused of the highest value Class A drugs importations, successfully representing both civilians and customs officers. She is skilled at dealing with the issues surrounding admissibility of covert surveillance, telephone intercepts, lip reading experts and the associated disclosure regime. Julia also acts on behalf of police officers accused of crime. She is accustomed to dealing with the national press in relation to resisting pre- trial publicity. Recently she represented one of the defendants in the notorious “Cherry Lambrini” Attempted Murder.


Called 1993.


French, German.


Criminal Bar Association.


London School of Economics (BA).