Julian Horne is experienced in a wide range of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on interlocutory and trial advocacy. His practice encompasses personal injury including product liability, commercial and contract litigation, insurance and reinsurance, professional and clinical negligence, construction, and regulatory work including Health & Safety prosecutions.
Julian has appeared in the Court of Appeal, the QBD, the TCC and extensively in the county and magistrates’ courts.
Julian has broad experience of a range of commercial and contract litigation, with particular emphasis on sensible commercial advice and on trial advocacy. Cases range from straightforward claims for unpaid invoices to complex arrangements involving the sale or supply of goods and services, and consumer credit. Other matters have involved for example the control of internet domain names, the bonus entitlements of company directors, and disputes over high-value costs in commercial cases. He has a particular interest in cases in which highly technical expert evidence is necessary.
Construction & Engineering
Julian’s practice includes a number of building and construction disputes including contractors’ claims for payment.
He is the author of the chapter concerning Claims and Valuation in Emden’s Construction Law.
Criminal Regulatory & Environmental
Julian has been involved in a range of regulatory enforcement cases, usually for defendants. Cases have included prosecutions in respect of death and serious injury at work, and under the Fire Precautions Act and the Environmental Protection Act.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Julian has advised a range of clients, including both policyholders and insurers, on all aspects of insurance policy cover including for example misrepresentation and non-disclosure, liability for fire damage and accidental death, joint insurance and exclusion clauses.
Julian undertakes both advisory and litigation work in a range of professional negligence disputes for both claimants and defendants. This has included architects, surveyors, solicitors and educational negligence claims, and he has a particular interest in clinical negligence cases, where he more usually acts for claimants.
- BCL (Oxon)
- BA (Oxon)