Julian Monk

Julian is a Partner in the Personal Injury team.

Julian specialises in all aspects of personal injury, ranging from minor to catastrophic brain injuries caused by accidents at work, accidents in public places, road-traffic accidents and defective products. In addition, he focuses on clinical negligence cases.

Julian has experience of acting for both claimants and defendants, and he is valued by clients for his efficient, professional and empathic service.

Julian is an accredited member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

“An assured and calm pair of hands for personal injury and professional negligence matters, including high value claims. Excellent with clients and in negotiations with other lawyers, Julian sees to the heart of a case, and he is realistic and knowledgeable about the real value of a claim. I have particular experience of his work in brain-injury cases, in which Julian is particularly adept.”

Key Experience:

  • A client who had stopped on the hard shoulder of a motorway was returning to his vehicle after using an emergency telephone. A driver of another vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and collided at high speed with the rear of our client’s car, causing it to run over our client; this resulted in serious head injury and debilitating levels of pain and discomfort.  Our client’s life was dramatically altered, but Julian was able to secure for him an award of over £900,000 in an out-of-court settlement.
  • A client, while overseas, took part in tandem paragliding arranged by a holiday company. Having briefly taken off, they landed again before running a short distance and then going airborne. Our client tripped on the ground as he ran, as a result of rocks and marmot holes in the runway, resulting in a broken leg. While liability was denied, the holiday company’s insurers made a substantial payment to Julian’s client after the service of court proceedings.
  • A client who was a crew member on a bullion truck was using a pump truck when it fell through the floor, due to the failure of a metal support, causing injury to our client’s knee and shoulder. As our client’s employers ignored a letter of claim, it was necessary to apply to the Court for an Order to compel the employers to disclose documentation relating to the truck and their knowledge of the problems with it, and Julian eventually achieved a very successful outcome for our client.

Career History:

  • 2010: Partner, Blaser Mills
  • 1999: Partner, Fancy & Jackson
  • 1994: Associate Solicitor, Fancy & Jackson
  • 1992: Assistant Solicitor, Payne Hicks Beach
  • 1989: Articles of clerkship and Assistant solicitor, Church Adams Tatham
  • 1987: College of Law, Guildford Solicitors’ finals
  • 1986: Law degree, University College, Wales