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Julia Marlow

Senior Associate
London

Julia Marlow

Julia Marlow advises on the interface between business and government. She works with clients on both sides of that interface, on the development and implementation of new government policies, legislation and regulation, and on judicial review challenges. Julia's clients operate in a range of industries, including energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and transport. Whether she is assisting clients in shaping policy or regulations that affect their business, or is advising public bodies on sound decision-making, Julia's goal is to achieve her client's objectives without having to go to court wherever possible. While judicial review can be a useful tool for making sure that all relevant matters are taken into account when government bodies are developing new policy or law, it can be expensive and time-consuming. 

However, litigation can often be avoided if businesses and government communicate constructively at the earliest possible stage in the decision-making process, when policies are still being formulated and the possible impact of a decision is still being assessed. However, when litigation is the best available means to achieve a client's aims, Julia – who is a qualified solicitor advocate – is able to draw on her experience of acting for clients in high-profile and complex judicial review challenges. While at Hogan Lovells, Julia has been on a secondment to the legal team at Ofgem, the UK energy regulator.

During that time, she advised Ofgem on the implementation of a new Government scheme to encourage the use of renewable energy, working closely alongside the legal team in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Julia worked for a Member of Parliament in Westminster. Julia was a finalist for the 'Associate of the Year' Award at the 2014 British Legal Awards, and is also mentioned by Legal 500 for both her Administrative and Public Law practice and her Public Affairs work.

'Julia Marlow attracts praise for her ‘insightful advice and user-friendly style’

Legal 500, Administrative and Public Law, 2015

Representative Experience

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

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

Advising NATS on regulatory regime regarding airspace changes and public consultation requirements, engagement with Civil Aviation Authority; successfully resisted judicial review involving allegedly flawed process.

Assisting the Libyan National Transitional Council in securing the release of assets frozen in the UK under anti-Gaddafi sanctions.

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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
  • University of Oxford

Memberships

  • Committee Member, Young Public Lawyers' Group
  • Member, Administrative Law Bar Association

2015

Julia Marlow attracts praise for her ‘insightful advice and user-friendly style’

Legal 500, Administrative and Public Law

2014

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

2013

Described as a "Future star"

Legal 500, Public Affairs

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