Julian Sidoli

Julian Sidoli

julian-sidoliJulian Sidoli

BA (University College London), MSc

Called 2005 Inner Temple

Julian is a civil practitioner who specialises in Chancery, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence appearing in courts throughout England and Wales. Julian originally graduated from University College London and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple. A former legal academic, Julian has published a number of books and in excess of 70 papers on various aspects of civil law and has lectured extensively internationally including Canada, Australia, most of Western Europe and India. Julian is a member of the Wales and Chester Circuit and the Chancery Bar Association. Julian combines a detailed grasp of both procedural and substantive law with skilled, measured advocacy and excellent client care. He very often receives repeat instructions and is frequently involved from the outset of major cases. He is willing to informally discuss cases prior to instruction with professional clients. He also accepts appointment as a third party mediator where his skilled approach invariably brings results. Julian has a substantial paperwork practice – often drafting complex pleadings and schedules of loss. Current and recent instructions include:

Willis v Sale Sharks v Allen (2019) – Clinical negligence. Issues included concussion/brain injury, duty of care, loss of earnings/loss of congenial employment. Represented the claimant (Lead by David Berkley QC). Settled successfully shortly before trial.

S v 1st Central Insurance (2019) Personal Injury. Multi-track. Catastrophic injury, multiple injuries to chest, leg, face plus issues with sight and serious, permanent PTSD. Significant issues of contributory negligence. Advice from initial claim to settlement, drafting of particulars, schedule of loss, advices on liability and quantum. Ongoing.

P v B (2019) Clinical negligence. Perforated rectum following negligent hysterectomy. General damages plus special damages for lifelong care, home adaptation, quantum in excess of 200k. Ongoing.

Estate of W (Deceased) v P (2019) Chancery. Successful defence of a dependency claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

W v B (2019) Chancery. Successful three day trial concerning the enforcement of a Tomlin Order for the sale and division of both residential and commercial properties and successful defence of a counter-claim in excess of 450k.

H v M v H (2018) Chancery. Successful application following trial for removal of executors pursuant to s50 AJA 1985. Issues included time limits in dwelling homes pursuant to s283A Insolvency Act 1986, breaches of obligations under s333 Insolvency Act and actual versus constructive knowledge.

L v B (2018) Chancery. Three day trial regarding a claim for a constructive trust in a non-matrimonial property in a sole name scenario.

M v E (2018) Chancery. Contested probate claim involving allegations of fraud, expert evidence of forged signatures, issues regarding solicitors benefitting under a will as per Franks v Sinclair 2007. Successful resolution prior to trial.

Re Estate of St (Deceased) (2018) Chancery. Appointed third party mediator. Successfully mediated a full, comprehensive and final settlement. Issues included devastavit, multiple claimants, contradictory expert evidence, genealogical and handwriting issues.

H v R v G v B (2018) Chancery. Multi-party, multi-track trial. Contested declaration sought for removal of legal charge over commercial property. Issues included corporate personality, equitable charges, constructive trusts and proprietory estoppel.

O v W (2018) Chancery. Advice and representation on claim against non-matrimonial property held in joint names. Issues included common intention constructive trusts and a claim under Cowcher v Cowcher [1972]. Successful resolution shortly before trial.

I & R v C (2018) Chancery. 4 day lands tribunal case concerning a claim for adverse possession over woodland. Issues included the nature of possession given the nature of the land, reliance on civil evidence act statements, lease versus license.

W v A (2018) Clinical negligence, quantum in excess of 700k, concussion/brain injury, significant loss of earnings/loss of congenial employment. Ongoing.

M v B (2018) Clinical Negligence, serious surgical negligence requiring further surgery, permanent disability, life-long care, home adaptations – quantum in excess of 400k. Ongoing.

M v B Ltd (2018) Personal Injury. Serious accident at work, subsequent disability, damages pleaded at over £400,000 including general damages and future loss of earnings. Initial advice, conference, opinions on liability and quantum, advice on settlement, JSM. Settled successfully at JSM on behalf of claimant.

M v B Ltd (2018) Personal Injury, multi-track, serious accident at work, subsequent disability, damages pleaded at over £250,000 including general damages and future loss of earnings. Initial advice, conference, opinions on liability and quantum, advice on settlement. Successfully settled at JSM.

A v D (2017) Personal injury, multi-track, damages pleaded at over 200k, complicated and contradictory medical advice, important issues of mental health and unwillingness to undergo treatment. Successfully settled on eve of trial on behalf of Claimant.

P v H (2017) Personal injury, multi-track, damages pleaded at over 250k, Claimant with extensive pre-existing medical conditions. Numerous conferences, opinion on liability, opinion on quantum. Successful settlement before trial.

In his spare time, Julian likes cooking, wine (especially Burgundy), rugby (both codes), reading and being dragged by his Sealyham terriers for lengthy country walks. He is also a passionate Cronulla Sharks fan!


Julian Sidoli is a barrister registered with Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. He is a sole practitioner and has professional liability insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Ltd., Bar Mutual Management Company, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST www.barmutual.co.uk. Bar Mutual provides cover for claims brought anywhere in the world.

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