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"There are many competent real estate lawyers in London, however Julian stands out. He is certainly a very fine lawyer but what sets Julian above his peers is that he truly cares about his clients and does everything possible to achieve the best outcome for them. Clients, rather than the number of chargeable hours, are his paramount concern and that's refreshingly rare in today's legal market."

European General Counsel,
Global Beauty Brand

Advising commercial occupiers, with a focus on retail and leisure, Julian Hindmarsh leads our 100-strong Real Estate team.

Julian is a solicitor specialising in commercial property, particularly in acquisition (i.e. roll-out programmes), asset management, and disposal work, both freehold and leasehold particularly in the retail and leisure sectors. His wider experience includes investment, development, and distressed property work.

Julian's retail and leisure clients range from high-profile national and international fashion, restaurant, and health and fitness brands to luxury labels including jewellery, eyewear, and fashion retailers. Many of his clients have operations worldwide, with stores, concessions, distributors and warehouses found across all of the key markets.

Recent work
  • Acting for a Swiss luxury goods holding company on its property needs, in particular flagship stores, for brands such as Cartier.
  • Advising a new to market cosmetics brand on its UK roll out programme including stores at Westfield, Bullring and Liverpool One.
  • Acting a luxury Belgian retailer on acquisition work in the UK.
  • Advising grab and go sustainable food retailer on its expansion programme.
  • Advising an emerging health and fitness brand on its growth programme.
  • Acting for Pandora jewellery on the real estate aspects of the buy-back of its UK franchised business and its continued acquisition programme.
  • Advising on asset management work for David Clulow and a well know designer eyewear retailer.
  • Advising numerous international retailers and leisure operators coming into the UK as part of global growth strategies. 
Did you know
Julian is married with two daughters. He is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC, a pop music trivia devotee, and his favourite holiday destination is Lake Como.


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