Julian was born in Essex, England, but spent most of his childhood in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He resides in West Vancouver with his wife and three daughters.
Prior to attending Law School, Julian attended Trent University in Ontario (Sciences) and then University of Manitoba (Statistics and Economics).
Julian moved to British Columbia in 1980 to attend Law School at UBC. He graduated in 1983 and was called to the Bar in 1984. His formative years as a lawyer were spent with a large downtown law firm. Ultimately he discovered the joys of practicing on the North Shore in 1994.
In 2003, having worked with Don Baron and Myrle Lawrence for many years, Julian founded Veritas Law in conjunction with Don Baron and Myrle Lawrence.
Julian practices primarily in two areas.
Firstly, he has practiced extensively for over 20 years as a Business lawyer. As a Business lawyer he has many years of experience with companies, structuring, shareholder agreements, franchises, professional incorporations, purchases and sales of businesses, amalgamations, leases and the myriad of other legal matters that businesses must deal with. Julian has been involved in businesses as an owner and an investor. As a result, he can offer his clients practical/realistic legal advice, not merely academic legal advice. Julian's business clients range between new businesses, developing businesses, small niche businesses, family operated businesses and large national or international businesses.
Secondly, Julian has extensive real estate experience. He has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, real estate developing, borrowing and lending, residential conveyancing and other real estate matters. Julian counts many of the North Shore's top realtors as his clients, together with many real estate developers and other lawyers and accountants that need real estate or business advice.
Outside of "business hours" Julian has been extensively involved in many community functions. He played and was very involved with the West Vancouver Field Hockey since he arrived in British Columbia, was the President of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club for many years and he coached Juniors for 20 years, including coaching all 3 daughters' field hockey teams. He is an avid skier and is a Level 2 Coach and Instructor. He is an enthusiastic, but very poor, squash player. During the summer, he can be found huffing and puffing up hills on his bike.