Faith Julian

Call: 2013

Faith has a commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on insolvency, real property, and contentious probate. She acts almost exclusively as sole counsel and as such operates well beyond her level of call.

She is ranked by both of the major directories and has received the following feedback:

“Faith Julian is just brilliant – fantastic on her feet and devilishly bright.”
“She is a rising star of the insolvency Bar.”
“Faith is very technical, a joy to work with and a barrister that can always be trusted to provide strong advice and get the job done.”
(Chambers and Partners 2024, Restructuring/Insolvency)

“Faith is a genuine star. She picks up work at short notice and masters complexities of fact and law with admirable ease.”
(Legal 500 2024 Insolvency)

  • Expertise

    • Insolvency & Asset Recovery

      Faith acts for officeholders, directors, creditors, and individual debtors in all manner of insolvency litigation. Her recent experience includes acting as sole counsel in high value claims against directors for breach of duty, fraudulent and wrongful trading, and in various applications to set aside antecedent transactions (preferences, transactions at an undervalue, and transactions defrauding creditors). She has also acted and advised as specialist insolvency counsel within professional negligence disputes.

      Recent cases include Kelsall v Stajic [2023] EWHC 3020 (Ch); Satyam Enterprises v Burton [2022] EWHC 1987 (Ch); Schofield v Smith [2022] EWCA Civ 824; Re Mobigo Ltd [2022] EWHC 1349 (Ch); Re Brothers Produce Ltd [2022] EWHC 291 (Ch); Re Rhino Enterprises Ltd [2021] EWHC 2533 (Ch); Re Rufus [2021] EWHC 2124 (Ch); Re Shani Tandoori Restaurant Ltd [2021] EWHC 337 (Ch); and Lyle v Bedborough [2021] EWHC 220 (Ch).

    • Real Estate

      Faith advises on and acts in property disputes including claims in respect of constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, easements, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, mortgages and the enforceability of charges, relief from forfeiture, and other landlord and tenant matters.

    • Private Client

      Faith acts in a wide variety of contentious trust and probate matters, with a particular emphasis on claims challenging the substantial validity of wills, applications to remove executors, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

  • Directory Quotes

    Chambers and Partners, Restructuring/Insolvency (2023 )

    “Faith has an approachable working manner. She is an excellent communicator and can explain complex legal arguments simply and succinctly. She is good with clients and in court. Her level of service and commerciality is excellent.”

    Legal 500, Insolvency (2023)

    “Faith is bright, strategically astute, and works very well as part of a team.”

    Chambers and Partners, Restructuring/Insolvency (2022)

    “Faith has fantastic attention to detail, and is extremely user-friendly and a very clever advocate.She has incredibly sharp technical knowledge.Excellent – she keeps her cool on her feet and shows maturity beyond her years in difficult circumstances. She’s absolutely great.”

    Legal 500, Insolvency (2022)

    “An incredibly astute and confident barrister, able to quickly assimilate the detail of very complex issues and provide cogent and often innovative advice.”

    Chambers and Partners, Restructuring/Insolvency (2021)

    “Faith is an exceptional barrister and is very impressive in court. She has an uncanny ability to fight where necessary while always remaining entirely calm and unflappable.” She is a pleasure to work with, always makes herself available and is thorough and concise.”