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Julie Anderson

BA(Hons) Oxon

Julie Anderson has a commercial and public law practice acting for the Treasury Solicitor, Solicitors to Dept. of Work and Pensions, Dept. of Health, HM Customs & Excise and Inland Revenue, local authorities, various public bodies & charities (e.g. Benefit Fraud Inspectorate, Food Standards Authority, Police Authorities, National Crime Squad & NCIS and British Olympic Association), commercial solicitors and other professional clients through direct professional access.

Julie read Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oriel College Oxford with tutor Sir Derek Morris (formerly Chairman of the MMC/Competition Commission 1997-2004). She was Associate Lecturer in Economics at University of Surrey (full time then part time whilst qualifying for the Bar), and qualified with a Diploma in law from City Guildhall University.

Julie was called to the Bar in November 1993. She has been awarded a scholarship and selected by the Bar Council for a training period with the Legal Service of the European Commission (STAGE) in Brussels. She is also a Member of UK representative team with the EC Commission led APERTURE project with Imperial College London.

Julie was appointed to the A Panel of the Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel, was effect from 1 March 2012. She was previously appointed by the Attorney General to the B Panel of Standing Council to the Crown in November 2003 and prior to that the C Panel in November 1999. She was appointed as Junior Counsel in a large public inquiry (Robert Hamill Inquiry) in November 2004.

Julie has conducted cases before all major UK Courts, the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg), the EU Courts and many specialist Tribunals across a wide range of areas including public law, EU & ECHR law, VAT & Duties & commercial law.


  • All aspects of public and administrative law
  • European Convention of Human Rights
  • EU law including competition, VAT & Duties & free movement of persons
  • Social security law
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • Commercial litigation
  • Inquiry law

Principal Cases: 

Public and Administrative law

Cockeram v DWP - a decision of the Court of Appeal concerning the limitations which legitimate expectation and ECHR law could place on proposing legislation before Parliament.

R(BuBaker) - a decision of the Court of Appeal concerning ECHR restrictions on the enactment of a statutory instrument.


Free movement of persons: Bobezes v DWP - a case referred to the European Court of Justice concerning free movement of persons and social security law.

Public international law

Cross border jurisdiction: R(Majead) v SSHD - an interesting case which concerned crossborder jurisdiction between Scotland and Courts of England & Wales

European Convention of Human Rights

Officer A - a case which concerned Article 2 ECHR where the House of Lords overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland

Garton-Jones v UK - a case before the European Court of Human Rights concerning Articles 3, 8 & Article 1 of the First Protocol.

VAT & Competition

Isle of Wight DC v HMCE - a decision of the VAT Tribunal concerning VAT on car parks charges which was referred to the European Court of Justice.

Social Security: Kola & others v DWP - a case before the House of Lords concerning Social Secuirty law and illegal entrants to the UK.

Moyna v DWP - leading decision of the Court of Appeal concerning disability benefits.

Education and Career: 

Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Oriel College Oxford University. Associate Lecturer in Economics, University of Surrey. Diploma in Law, City Guildhall University. Called to the Bar November 1993. Awarded Karmel Scholarship. Awarded Pegasus Scholarship. Training period with the European Commission Legal Service, Brussels (STAGE) . Appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Standing Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) in 1999, (B Panel) in 2003 and (A Panel) in 2012. Appointed at Junior Counsel to the Robert Hamill Inquiry, 2004.


  • EU Handbook for Bench & Bar (contributor)
  • Former Editor of Mellows: Taxation for Executors & Trustees Contributor to The European Advocate.

Appointments and Society Memberships: 

  • Honorary Secretary to the Bar European Group (1994 to date) the Specialist Bar Association relating to EU and ECHR practice;
  • European Committee of the Bar Council;
  • Member of the Bar Council;
  • Member of European Circuit;
  • Attorney General's Panel of Junior Counsel (A Panel) (effective from 1 March 2012)
  • Former member of the Bar Council European Committee

Lectures and Teaching: 

Associate Lecturer in Economics at the University of Surrey.