Julian Date specialises in all aspects of family law, including: care & other public law proceedings, adoption, residence & contact disputes and matrimonial finance. Julian has a particular interest in surrogacy.  He is frequently instructed by numerous Local Authorities in public law proceedings. He also has extensive experience in representing parents and children through their Guardians. Financial Remedies and all types of private children law covered.

If you would like more information about Julian’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Family: Notable cases

Additional professional information

  • Part-time legal advisor for “The Sun” newspaper 1988-2010.
  • Part-time legal advisor for “The Observer” newspaper 1990-2006.
  • Occasional television, radio & stage appearances.
  • Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition, Jules Thorn Scholarship, Middle Temple



  • Oriel College, Oxford (Classics and Law(Exhibitioner)) 1983-1987
  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • Middle Temple Harmsworth entrance exhibition, Jules Thorne scholarship

Professional memberships

  • Member of Legal Services’ Commission Appeals Committee
  • FLBA
  • ALC

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