Julian Smart


  • Julian specialises in commercial fraud and recovering misappropriated funds on behalf of customers with particular expertise in freezing and tracing assets.
  • Moved from the London office to establish the recovery and professional indemnity teams in Birmingham.
  • Instructed by professional indemnity insurers to defend negligence claims against professionals including: surveyors, accountants, architects and engineers.
  • Successfully represented the appellants in the Court of Appeal cases: Asif v City Europe Limited & Others and Liverpool Freeport (Electronics) Ltd v Habib Bank Limited.
  • Recognised in Chambers legal directory as a leader in the field of professional indemnity in the regions.


  • Member of BLM’s fraud special interest group.


Contact Details

+44 121 633 6620


Julian is very commercial and very client-oriented and he takes an approach to a case which is objective-driven, taking into account the needs of the clients at all times.

Chambers and Partners 2019

'Pragmatic' , 'commercial' and 'has a very deep understanding of the sector'

Legal 500 2018

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