Julian Smart


  • I specialise in commercial fraud and recovering misappropriated funds on behalf of clients, with particular expertise in freezing and tracing assets.
  • Having previously worked in BLM's London office I moved to Birmingham to establish the recovery and professional indemnity team.
  • I am instructed by professional indemnity insurers to defend negligence claims against professionals including: surveyors, accountants, architects and engineers.
  • I 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.
  • I am 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 Smart is a truly excellent partner, with great attention to detail and experience.

Legal 500 2021

Sound commercial judgement

Chambers & Partners 2020

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