Julian Lynch


Called 2009

Inn of Court: Gray’s Inn

Memberships: Criminal Bar Association

CPS Panels/ Grade: Grade 3

Public Access Accredited


Julian Lynch completed his Pupillage at 13 Kings’ Bench Walk before moving to Cornwall Street Chambers. He studied history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford before retraining for the Bar. His employment background before coming to the law involved stints as a civil servant and working for the University of Oxford’s social sciences department.


  • General Crime
  • Courts Martial
  • ASBO and Sex Prevention Orders
  • Proceeds of Crime Act
  • Production Orders, PACE

Julian Lynch has a busy criminal practice in the Crown Courts, primarily in the South Eastern and Midlands circuits. He also has appellate experience and appears in appropriate Youth and Magistrates’ Court matters. He has experience of working for the Probation Service and in prosecuting on behalf of local councils.

He has successfully represented clients in taxi licensing appeals and has some experience of Courts Martial and private prosecutions. He has been described as ‘very calm and sensible’ by clients. He has particular experience in:

  • Cases involving allegations of domestic violence, both prosecuting and defending
  • Road traffic offences
  • Sexual Offences Prevention Orders
  • Offences of violence
  • Drugs offences, including supply of Class A drugs
  • Dangerous dogs

Julian is available to be instructed on a Public Access basis in suitable cases.

Julian is a member of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) and South-Eastern Circuit.

Notable Cases:

  • R v Ka [2019] – Defending client accused of murder as part of a gang attack on a rival drug dealer. Client acquitted of murder.
  • R v K [2019] – Defending lead defendant in alleged multi-handed conspiracy to bring illegal immigrants into the UK for cash
  • R v M [2018] – Defending Defendant accused of armed robbery of a bike shop. Raised issues in respect of reliability of forensic evidence.
  • R v Bieliki [2018] – Prosecuting a case where a brawl between rival groups resulted in the production and discharge of an air weapon (Oxford Mail)
  • R v Edward Vines [2016 and 2018] – Prosecuting on two occasions the stalker of Newsnight presenter Emily Maitliss. The cases attracted significant press attention. (BBC) (The Independent)