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Julianne is a popular junior barrister whose busy practice covers many of Chambers’ core areas of work. She is particularly active in Public Law and Human Rights, Competition and Regulatory, Data Protection and Freedom of Information, as well as a number of areas of European law. Julianne’s practice involves a mixture of led work, in which she has significant experience of complex and high profile litigation, as well as a substantial amount of work in her own right as sole barrister and advocate. Julianne acts before a range of Courts and Tribunals for clients including multinational corporations, governmental and public bodies and private individuals.
Julianne advises and represents private clients and regulators across the full spectrum of Competition and EU law.
Current and recent cases include:
Julianne represents requestors, the Information Commissioner and public authority clients in the Tribunal in relation to FOIA and EIR cases and in the Courts in relation to DPA and FOIA/EIR related cases. She regularly advises in relation to Information law issues.
Current and recent cases include:
Julianne regularly acts in Public law and Human Rights cases before the domestic courts and the European Courts.
Prior to joining Chambers, Julianne obtained a wide variety of experience in the fields of public law and human rights, including:
Recent cases and advisory work include:
Julianne has experience of a range of procurement matters.
Recent and current work include:
Administrative & Public Law: “She’s very good at strategy and connecting the dots between very granular details of data protection.” “She is hard-working, thorough and easy to work with. The quality of her written work is also very high.” “She really has an encyclopaedic brain when it comes to privacy issues. She is brilliant.” – Chambers UK, 2023
Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law: “Her quality of work is incredibly high – she is a real rising star.” “When it comes to high-profile and complex cases, Julianne is always coming up with strong points that you can trust. She is an extremely strong junior to instruct.” – Chambers UK, 2023
Data Protection: “She has very in-depth knowledge of the field and is a very personable person who is easy to work for and with.” “Julianne Kerr Morrison is an excellent brief. She is a real fighter, but also provides measured advice.” – Chambers UK, 2023
Competition: “Her outstanding work contributed to our success. She’s full of very good ideas and is able to dig out and identify winning points” – Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2023
Leading junior in Administrative Law and Huan Rights: “Julianne is reliable, approachable, committed and determined. She cuts to the core of the legal issue and thinks creatively about complex cases.” – Legal 500, 2023
Leading junior in Competition: “Super-bright and with good strategic insight.” – Legal 500, 2023
Leading junior in Data Protection – Legal 500, 2023
Administrative & Public Law: “She comes up with really great lines of argument and is a very responsive barrister.” – Chambers UK, 2022
Civil Liberties & Human Rights Law: “Julianne Morrison has blown me away with her enthusiasm and her thoroughness.” “She is on top of the details.” – Chambers UK, 2022
Data Protection: “Utterly brilliant attention to detail, intellectually superior and a really innovative barrister.” “She gives clear, concise practical advice. Everything is well thought through, she’s fantastic.” “Her written submissions were so polished, a very diligent advocate.” – Chambers UK, 2022
Competition: “Julianne is client-friendly, hard-working, thorough and responsive.” “She is always on the end of the phone, and she has the ability to get across a vast amount of material and is willing to dive into the details of the papers” – Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2022
Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law: “Julianne is incredibly intelligent with a grasp of data protection laws that is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of us. Julianne is not only super bright but also passionate about the work which is reflected in the quality of her drafting.” – Legal 500, 2022
Leading junior in Competition: “Super-bright and with good strategic insight.” – Legal 500, 2022
Leading junior in Data Protection: “Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of data protection and misuse of private information law.” – Legal 500, 2022
Leading junior in Civil Liberties & Human Rights (including actions against the police) – Legal 500, 2022
Administrative & Public Law: “An absolute pleasure to work with. She has a superb intellect. Her grasp of national security matters is brilliant and she is able to think creatively on her feet.” – Chambers UK, 2021
Data Protection: “A rising star – very competent and careful in her work.” “She provides good, detailed analysis.” “She is an extremely bright barrister with whom it is a real pleasure to work.” – Chambers UK, 2021
Competition: “She’s practical and a very high-quality drafter” – Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2021
Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law: “Particularly good at spotting the wood from the trees.” – Legal 500, 2021
Leading junior in Competition: “Julianne is super bright and knowledgeable; and considers things from every angle. Definitely an up-and-coming star of the competition bar.” – Legal 500, 2021
Leading junior in Data Protection: “She is super bright and knowledgeable, and considers things from every angle.” – Legal 500, 2021
Leading junior in Civil Liberties & Human Rights (including actions against the police): “An encyclopaedic knowledge of data protection legislation and case law. She is fully up to speed on recent developments in this complex and constantly evolving area of practice” – Legal 500, 2021
Administrative & Public Law: “She’s a rising star who has a formidable intellect and is my go-to for data protection matters. She provides exceptional insight, analyses material in depth, and offers a friendly, approachable attitude.” “Excellent on the drafting of submissions and on case strategy.” “An extremely talented young lawyer with whom it is a real pleasure to work. She is smart, reliable and extremely hard-working.” – Chambers UK, 2020
Data Protection: “Julianne analyses material in depth, offers a friendly, approachable attitude and has a formidable intellect.” “Her advocacy before the Tribunal is calm and reasoned, yet passionate.” – Chambers UK, 2020
Competition: “Very dependable and able to get things done in tight timeframes for demanding clients.” “She understands the client’s interests and is able to work out strategically how best to put together a case. Her drafting is impressive and she is diligent and tireless in getting things done.” – Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2020
Leading junior in Administrative & Public Law: “Particularly good at spotting the wood from the trees.” – Legal 500, 2020
Leading junior in Competition: “She has particularly good strategic insight for someone at the stage of her career.” – Legal 500, 2020
Leading junior in Data Protection: “A sought after junior for data protection claims and other information public law cases.” – Legal 500, 2020
Administrative & Public Law: “Very clear and careful on the law and very client-friendly and down-to-earth – an outstanding combination.” – Chambers UK, 2018
Data Protection: “She gets the brief immediately, is very good on her feet and is not fazed by senior lawyers.” “Julianne is hard-working and very quick on the uptake when handling difficult points of law.” – Chambers UK, 2018
Administrative & Public Law: “Her advocacy is good, both in writing and orally. She is very bright.” “She is so clever and writes beautifully.” “Extremely prompt and easy to work with. She comes up with bright ideas.” – Chambers UK, 2018
Data Protection: “She really knows the law, possessing a feel for the practicalities of it, and she’s very conscientious and hard-working.” “Utterly reliable, she provides very good written advice.” – Chambers UK, 2018
Administrative & Public Law: “She’s remarkably clever and quick, and she writes beautifully.” – Chambers UK, 2017
Data Protection: “Julianne is extremely knowledgeable on data protection and information law. She is able to think strategically and can quickly gain a foothold in new areas of law.” “She can be relied upon to provide consistently impressive written and oral advice while remaining personable and approachable.” – Chambers UK, 2017
Administrative & Public Law: “She is extraordinarily knowledgeable, brilliant on paper and in terms of junior work, she is my favourite of the year.” “She is a rising star. Her knowledge of the law and freedom of information cases, and the passion and commitment to getting the best for clients convinced me she is going to go a long way.” – Chambers UK, 2016
Data Protection: “She is a pleasure to work with. In court she is composed, methodical and compelling, and her analysis of written material from the other side is very impressive.” “She is meticulous, very diligent and extremely helpful.” – Chambers UK, 2016
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. Alongside her studies at BPP, Julianne was a tutor of public law and human rights at UCL.