Julianne Kerr Morrison

Julianne Kerr Morrison
Call 2010
Education

LLB (UCL); LLM International Law and Human Rights
(Harvard)

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Julianne joined Chambers in March 2012 having successfully completed a six-month pupillage. As a pupil, Julianne gained experience of all Chambers’ main practice areas – including public law, competition law, European law, public law, procurement, commercial law and VAT. Before joining Chambers, Julianne also completed a twelve-month pupillage with Blackstone Chambers where she obtained a similar range of experience.

By the end of her pupillage, Julianne had obtained a number of instructions as junior counsel, including:

  • Advising the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the scope and application of its regulatory powers under the Equality Acts
  • Appearing for the intervener in R. (on the application of Minister for Economic Development of Jersey) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners R. (on the application of Guernsey) v HM Treasury [2012] EWHC 718 (Admin) concerning a challenge under EU law to primary legislation removing low value consignment relief from goods originating in the Channel Islands; and
  • Acting for the Competition Commission in relation to its market investigation of the competition conditions in the pay TV movies market.
Competition & EU Law
  • Currently instructed by the Competition Commission in relation to its market investigation of the pay TV movies market

As a pupil, Julianne worked in the following cases:

  • Deutsche Bahn AG and Others v Morgan Crucible Company Plc (25 May 2011) An appeal against a Competition Appeal Tribunal decision interpreting the limitation rules applicable to follow-on damages claim (assisting Jon Turner QC and pupil supervisor Rob Williams)
  • Advising the OFT in relation to an investigation under Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (assisting pupil supervisor Tim Ward QC)
  • Advising various government and private parties about whether or not funds granted directly or indirectly by the UK Government constitute State aid (assisting Christopher Vajda QC, Gerry Facenna and Alan Bates)
  • Advising regulatory and other public institutions about the application of the Professional Qualifications Directive (assisting pupil supervisor Tim Ward QC and Josh Holmes)
Procurement

During pupillage with Rob Williams, Julianne obtained significant experience of public procurement law, including:

  • Advising government departments and private parties in relation to a range of procurement law issues; and
  • Assisting in connection with a number of High Court actions concerned with claims for damages and declarations of ineffectiveness.
Public Law & Human Rights

Prior to pupillage, Julianne obtained a wide variety of experience in the fields of public law and human rights, including:

  • Leading human rights law training project in Sri Lanka for 3 months in the summer of 2010 on a project ran by the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Interning at various NGOs such as Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa and the Kurdish Human Rights Project where during which she worked on human rights cases in both the relevant domestic jurisdictions and international jurisdictions (for example, the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights

Whilst at Harvard, Julianne worked at the International Human Rights Clinic on the report Crimes in Burma, which she presented at a staff briefing in the United States congress. She was also part of the team working on Alien Tort Statute cases against major corporations, including the on-going litigation against a number of major corporations who are alleged to have co-operated with the South African Apartheid regime.

Recent cases and advisory work include:

  • R. (on the application of Minister for Economic Development of Jersey) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners R. (on the application of Guernsey) v HM Treasury [2012] EWHC 718 (Admin). A high profile case involving an application for judicial review of planned primary legislation removing a vat relief from the Channel Islands on the basis that it was contrary to EU law
  • Advising the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the scope and application of its regulatory powers under the Equality Acts (with Gerry Facenna)

As a pupil, Julianne worked in the following cases:

  • Advising the Yukos applicants on what steps they should take following their successful application to the European Court of Human Rights (assisting Piers Gardner)
  • Drafting a judicial review application against an HMRC decision refusing a tax exemption to an employment business (assisting Valentina Sloane)
  • R (BT & TalkTalk) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2011] EWHC 1021 (Admin) A high-profile case concerning an application for judicial review of the Digital Economy Act 2010 on EU law grounds (assisting pupil supervisor Kieron Beal (Blackstone))
  • Ford v FSA (2011) (Claim CO/12389/2010). Julianne assisted in the drafting of the Summary Grounds of Resistance for this case, which concerned the status and permitted use of documents allegedly subject to joint privilege in the hands of, amongst others, Stewart Ford, the former Chief Executive of the financial services firm, Keydata (assisting pupil supervisor Andrew George (Blackstone))
  • Hizb-ut Tahrir v Germany Written observations for the applicants in challenge to proscription of an organisation in Germany [Pending case before the ECtHR] (assisting pupil supervisor Kieron Beal (Blackstone))
Sport & Employment

As a pupil, Julianne worked in the following cases:

  • Advising a major sporting association about the application of the World Anti-Doping Code (assisting pupil supervisor Jane Mulcahy and David Pannick QC (Blackstone))
  • Assisting pupil supervisor Jane Mulcahy (Blackstone) in her role as an FA Rule K Arbitrator in a case concerning alleged breach of an agency agreement by a professional footballer
  • Advising various private clients on employment law matters (assisting Jane Mulcahy)
VAT

Recent cases and advisory work include:

  • Appearing for the intervener in R. (on the application of Minister for Economic Development of Jersey) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners R. (on the application of Guernsey) v HM Treasury [2012] EWHC 718 (Admin) concerning a challenge under EU law to primary legislation removing low value consignment relief from goods originating in the Channel Islands
  • Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Cozens [2012] Lloyd’s Rep. F.C. 86. Julianne was instructed as junior counsel for this freezing injunction return date, which raised significant issues about what level of evidence is required in order to justify continuing a freezing injunction (led by Philip Moser QC)
  • Advising on the application of Bad Debt Relief (assisting Paul Lasok QC)
  • Advising various private clients and the HMRC in relation to appeals raising a variety of issues, including the application of the zero-rating regime and the principle of neutrality (assisting various members of Chambers)
Additional Information

Julianne obtained a first class degree in Law with Advanced Studies from UCL (2004-2008), and she was first in her year. She was awarded a number of prizes during her undergraduate studies, including the Andrew’s Medal for being the top finalist in law at University College of London (2008), the Sweet & Maxwell prize for excellence in overall degree performance (2008); and prizes for her academic performance in each year of her degree.

Julianne then studied at Harvard Law School where she obtained an LL.M with a concentration in International Human Rights (2008-2009).  Julianne was awarded a Queen Mother’s Scholarship by the Middle Temple to study the BVC, and, accordingly, in 2009 to 2010 Julianne completed that course at BPP (Very Competent). Alongside her studies at BPP, Julianne was a tutor of public law and human rights at UCL.

 

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