Julian Hickey

Julian Hickey

Legal 500: “His experience as a solicitor gives him a unique insight and marks him out at the Bar.”

Ranked in Chambers and Partners UK for Tax in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011: He is “very bright and mixes commercial acumen with the academic rigour required in tax work.”

Client testimonial: “Julian is a pleasure to work with, responsive and practical in dealing effectively with the issues arising. He has a deep and broad-based technical knowledge, extending to other areas of law relevant when considering tax matters. His thorough and highly professional approach in preparing for litigation is reflected in both the written submissions and well-conceived and fluent advocacy.”

Called to the English Bar in 1995

Admitted as an Irish Solicitor in September 2020


Ph.D (Tax), Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London

LLM (Tax) (Merit), London School of Economics

LLM (Corporate) (Merit), Centre for Commercial Law Studies, University of London

LLB, Queen Mary, University of London

Chancery Bar Association

Revenue Bar Association

Julian was called to the Bar in 1995 and he has been a partner with major City and West End solicitors’ practices. During the course of Julian’s practice in tax (advisory, enquiries and disputes work) he has developed a wide-ranging knowledge of company, partnership, intellectual property, trusts and insolvency law. This enables him to advise clients with a good appreciation of the wider issues relevant to them.

He acts as an advocate and in an advisory capacity, and has appeared both on his own and as part of a team in a wide variety of cases.

Julian advises on all aspects of tax appeals (First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, Court of Appeal) and judicial review (High Court); and also acts on tax related criminal investigations (defence), matters arising from professional negligence (claims and defence). In a regulatory context, he takes appeals before the Disciplinary Tribunal (CIOT/ATT/ICAEW/CLC).

Julian acts in commercial and chancery proceedings with tax aspects (such as trusts, partnerships, insolvency and professional negligence disputes).

Julian can be instructed by both UK and international clients. Julian can act as an advocate, as well as in an advisory capacity in all areas of Chambers’ practice.

Julian was appointed to the Attorney General Panel in February 2017, and promoted to the B Panel for a 5-year period, effective 1 September 2021.

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