Julia Marlow

Julia Marlow


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

"She's a very bright and enthusiastic advisor who shows passion and flair for her area. She is popular with business clients and lawyers alike, with an easy manner and good approach to delivering advice in a business-friendly way."

Chambers & Partners 2019, Administrative and Public Law

Julia helps clients to influence and change their legal and regulatory landscape.  Working at the intersection of business and government, she has a broad public law and policy practice, advising both public and private sector clients from a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and transport. 

Julia has particular experience of working with innovative businesses on the unique challenges that they face. A qualified solicitor-advocate, Julia works with clients all the way from constructive engagement with law and policy-makers through to judicial review challenges before the courts. She has significant experience of acting for clients in high-profile and complex judicial review challenges.

Julia also advises government bodies on making robust legal and policy decisions.  During her time at Hogan Lovells, she has been on a secondment to Ofgem, to help them with the implementation of a new government scheme to encourage the use of renewable energy, working closely alongside the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Clients describe Julia as being “a very bright and enthusiastic adviser who shows passion and flair for her area” (Chambers 2019).  She is particularly praised for her commitment to working as hard as it takes to achieve their objectives, as well as her “easy manner and good approach to delivering advice in a business-friendly way” (Chambers 2020).

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Julia worked for a Member of Parliament in Westminster.

Awards and recognitions


Administrative and Public Law (Tier 1)
Legal 500


Winner of Innovative Team award
FT Innovative Lawyers Europe


Administrative and Public Law (Band 1)
Chambers UK


Parliamentary and Public Affairs (Band 1)
Chambers UK


Associate to watch for Administrative and Public Law
Chambers UK


Recommended for Administrative and Public Law
Legal 500


Recommended for Administrative and Public Law
Legal 500


Runner-up for the Solicitor of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards

Education and admissions


Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School

Legal Practice Course, BPP University Law School

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy)

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Court admissions

Higher Rights of Audience

Representative experience

Acting for Uber in its two successful appeals against TfL’s decisions not to renew its licence to operate in London.

Acting for Welsh Water as the interested party in judicial review proceedings against Ofwat, brought by another water company.

Advising NATS on various aspects of its regulatory regime, as well as engagement with Civil Aviation Authority, and successfully resisting judicial review proceedings in relation to airspace changes.

Advising the Libyan Investment Authority in seeking declaration from the UK Courts on the identity of the Libyan Government.

Acting for T-Mobile in judicial review, Competition Appeal Tribunal, and Court of Appeal proceedings challenging Ofcom's proposed auction of next generation radio spectrum.

Advising Ofgem, including during a secondment to their legal team, on the introduction and administration of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

Advising Government of Iceland on potential legal challenges regarding UK authorities' 2008 banking crisis response; engagement with UK Parliamentary and European authorities on related issues.

Advising the Investment Management Association on the funding of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Acting for BT pension scheme trustee on EU/public law issues regarding government's guarantee; engaged Department of Work and Pensions on legislation following European Commission decision.

Advising major UK pension fund on engagement with, and potential judicial review challenge to, FSA in relation to legal rights of policyholders in with-profits fund.

Acting for Tube Lines in relation to the periodic review of the London Underground PPP Contract.

Advising the British Casino Association on public law issues relating to Government's proposals to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

Acting for claimants (including major retail banks) in judicial challenges to decisions by HM Revenue and Customs relating to tax treatment of complex commercial transactions.

Advising the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills on public law issues relating to the sale of student loans.

Advising British Bankers' Association on Ministry of Justice proposals to extend application of Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Financial Ombudsman Service.

Advising a large U.S. trade association in relation to EU proposals to introduce public disclosure requirements for short selling.

Acting for parties in legal challenge against HMRC and HM Treasury in relation to changes to the tax treatment of offshore oil drilling rig suppliers.

Advising a large international energy company on the application of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive, and on engagement with the Government.

Advising a U.S. pharmaceutical company on potential legal challenges to decisions made by UK health regulators.

Advising the Crown Estate on Scottish Devolution and the statutory transfer of its Scottish functions.

Advising Legal Services Board on powers and duties as supra-regulator; of approved regulators under Legal Services Act 2007.

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