Julia Bateman

Senior Practice Development Lawyer

Criminal Litigation

Julia joined the Criminal Litigation team in July 2015.

As a Senior Practice Development Lawyer, she is responsible for knowledge management and practice development for the Criminal Litigation team, alongside Gemma Tombs.

She has a particular expertise in European criminal justice. Julia developed her European justice and home affairs expertise with a traineeship in the European Commission working in DG Justice and Home Affairs in 2000.

From 2001-2003 she worked at the European Parliament as political advisor on European Justice and Home Affairs matters. She joined the UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office as Deputy Head for EU and WTO Affairs in 2003 and was the first to hold the post of Justice and Home Affairs Policy Advisor in October 2003. She was Head of Office from 2008 and returned to the Law Society headquarters in London as Head of International in 2011. She was called to the bar in July 2000.

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Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

Bribery and Corruption

We have a long track record of defending corruption investigations for individuals. Our expert lawyers can also advise on internal investigations.

Cartels, Competition, Price Fixing and Anti-trust

Our top ranked cartels team is extremely well placed to provide advice to individuals and companies who are caught up in cartel activity.

Money Laundering

The UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) regime is amongst the most stringent. We represent both individuals and organisations in AML matters.

Internal Investigations

Corporate clients require sophisticated and sensitive advice when they encounter internal crises which have the potential to escalate.

Serious Fraud

Defending complex white collar cases successfully is what we are known for. The firm has the largest team of specialist criminal lawyers in the UK.

Police Station Representation and Advice

Our team includes specialist police station advisers. We are proactive in achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Dawn Raids, Search and Seizure

When subject to a “Dawn Raid”, search and seizure operation and search order you require timely advice. Our specialist lawyers can provide the assistance you require.

Media Crisis Management

We have a long history of acting in high profile matters. When a crisis or potential crisis hits, clients and their advisors turn to us.

Sexual Offences

We deal with the highest profile and most sensitive cases, providing expert advice and support to both individuals and companies.

Corporate Crime

Corporate crime is under the spotlight more now than ever before with an increasing appetite for corporate prosecutions.

Senior managers and certification regime

The Senior Managers and Certification regime is now in force. All involved need a thorough understanding of it, which is where we can help.

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