Julie Anderson > Twenty Essex > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Twenty Essex

Work Department

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional public and human rights law
  • EU and competition law
  • Extradition
  • Human rights, civil liberties, equality and discrimination
  • Immigration and asylum
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Mental health law
  • Public and regulatory law
  • Public inquiries
  • Public international law and treaties
  • Revenue and taxes (including VAT)
  • Shipping
  • Social security and pensions


Julie has an outstanding level of “hands on” litigation experience in the higher courts and specialist tribunals. Through the very highest levels of court appearances each year, she has built up exceptional expertise in managing civil litigation of all kinds.

Over 25 years, Julie has developed expertise and experience of public law, human rights, EU law, tax, social security, and Refugee Convention law and practice. In addition, she has practical experience of the wide range of areas in which public and EU law principles arise from chancery and commercial fields to sanctions and national security cases. Julie has uncommon experience in handling cases where a number of highly specialist areas intersect, often within a controversial factual context.

In both 2017 and 2018 she was listed in the top two junior barristers with the highest number of cases and hearing days in the UK higher courts and tribunals (The Lawyer, Litigation Tracker Reports for 2017 and 2018).

Julie appears frequently before all the higher courts, with an exceptional record of appearances before the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court. In addition, she acts regularly in cases before the Supreme Court (UKSC). She has a wealth of experience before the specialist tribunals in both their appellate and judicial review jurisdictions. Julie is often instructed in cases before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). She has acted in cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and EU General Court and has acted for the EU Commission. Also, she has advised on litigation at the highest level on instruction from overseas governments and authorities outside the EU. In particular, Julie has experience of cases in “offshore jurisdictions” relevant to tax and revenue issues including Jersey.

Julie also has a broad advisory practice. She was appointed to the Attorney General’s panel of counsel in 1999 and to the most senior A Panel in 2012. Julie has provided advice over 20 years to a wide range of government departments, local authorities and other public, non-governmental and regulatory bodies. Within her commercial practice, Julie advises a range of commercial organisations and private clients. She is qualified to undertake public access instructions.


Qualified 1993; ‘B’ panel of Treasury Counsel.


French (proficient)


  • Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel A Panel (from 1 March 2012)
  • Bar Council
  • Bar European Group: Honorary Secretary (1994 to date)
  • The European Circuit


  • City Guildhall University: Diploma in Law
  • University of Oxford, Oriel College: MA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics