Julian Gun Cuninghame
I am easily accessible. I take telephone calls and answer emails or text messages at any time of day. I see clients whenever they want to see me, subject to court and other professional commitments. I explain how I charge my fees and take into account my clients' financial position and the affordability of my fees. I prefer to agree fees on a step by step basis rather than agreeing fees for work, which is a long way off, agreeing fees for multiple tasks. If a client prefers, I can charge an all in fee for a case or a part of a case. I ask for my fees to be paid upfront before I start work.
I am a 54 year old barrister. I have been a barrister for 27 years. Before I was a barrister, I was a solicitor working in property litigation. As a solicitor, I was trained in conveyancing, trusts, probate and wills as well as litigation. About 50% of my work comes directly from clients. The other 50% comes from solicitors who instruct me on their cases. I enjoy dealing with clients directly and working with them to deal with their legal problems.
What my clients say
"Accessible, punctual, patient and willing to simplify often complicated legal language"
"A very good advocate"
"Easy manner, tenacious and a good cross examiner"
Professional & academic
College of Law, Lancaster Gate (1985 and 1986)
Edinburgh University (1980 to 1984), Masters degree
Professional Negligence Bar Association
London Commercial and Common Law Bar Association