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Julia Faure Walker

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2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

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Crime, extradition and professional discipline.


Prosecutes and defences in serious and organised crime, including highly complex cases with international element; also appears in regulatory cases including trade mark infringement and health & safety.  Recent successes include cases of complex fraud, money laundering, drugs, firearms, serious violence, homicide, sexual offences and regulatory offences. She receives instructions from CPS Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division, Organised Crime Division and Complex Casework Unit, as well as leading defence firms. She is trained in handling vulnerable witnesses and use of intermediaries in criminal cases. Julia has been appointed to: Serious Fraud Office B-List, Grade 4 CPS General Crime Panel, CPS Special Crime Panel, CPS Rape Panel and CPS Extradition Panel. In extradition proceedings, Julia acts for requesting states and defendants at first instance, but more often in appeals in the Administrative Court; advisory work includes merits of appeals to Supreme Court; instructions cases range from complex fraud to murder, in proceedings under both Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2003 Act. Julia has appeared in judicial review proceedings relating to licensing, and advised on the merits of judicial review in a range of criminal, or criminally-related, proceedings, as well as in prison law. In the field of professional discipline, she has appeared in proceedings brought by the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, General Optical Council and the National College of Teaching and Leadership, as well as in appeal proceedings. She has appeared in dozens of fitness to practice hearings. Since 2015, she has been part of the counsel team of a statutory public inquiry.


Called 2004; Lincoln’s Inn; 2 Hare Court 2006.


Criminal Bar Association

Health and Safety Lawyers Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


Churchill College, Cambridge (BA Social and Political Sciences 1st); City University, (post graduate Diploma in Law); London Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent); ICSL; Lord Bowen Scholarship; Lord Denning Scholarship.

London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Julia Faure Walker - 2 Hare CourtInstructed by the CPS as a junior in high-profile cases.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Julia Faure Walker - 2 Hare CourtInstructed by the CPS in challenging cases.

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