Mr Julian Reed > Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe KC
Pump Court Chambers


Julian Reed practices in the areas of family and civil law, specialising in areas where the two disciplines overlap.

Specialist Areas: 
Court of Protection
Family Finance
Trusts of Land
Inheritance, Wills & Probate


Call: 1991

He has a substantial financial provision practice dealing with businesses, farming disputes, companies and partnerships. He is regularly asked to advise and represent clients, particularly former cohabitees, on the existence and extent of beneficial interests in land whether under express, resulting or constructive trusts.

His practice includes contentious probate matters, acting for both claimants and defendants (including executors) in cases involving the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. Administration of estates, including insolvent estates, also featured in this practice is dealing with the removal of awkward and recalcitrant Trustees and Executors. Claims concerning the validity of wills by reason of testator’s incapacity, the effects of undue influence, or the satisfaction of formal requirements.

Julian has handled cases in Care Standards tribunals. The same includes Care Standards Appeal Tribunal – Puretruce Health Care Ltd v National Assembly for Wales [2005] EWCST 544 (EA-W) (5 September 2006). He also has experience in both private and public law Children Act applications.


  • Family Law Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Julian Reed – Pump Court ChambersHe has a natural manner with clients which makes him very approachable, and puts clients at ease in working with him. Julian has an eye for detail and makes succinct points. A barrister with a very good work ethic.’

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 2

Julian Reed – Pump Court ChambersJulian provides detailed analysis of the background of disputes, and gives very thorough advice on the next steps. The balance of his thorough and detailed analysis of the case, and his approachable manner, gives him qualities that few barristers can readily offer.’