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Special Counsel

Key Practice Fields

  • Banking and Finance: Securities Advice and Enforcement
  • Commercial Property Disputes
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Insolvency and Restructures
  • Corporate and Business Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Directors and Officers; Fraud, Misconduct and Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property; Patents and Trademarks
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

Julian Walsh has over 20 years commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience.  He has conducted litigation throughout Australia and in the United Kingdom.  His experience includes insolvency matters, shareholder disputes, banking and finance disputes and intellectual property and information technology disputes.

Julian worked at ASIC during and after the Global Financial Crisis, providing advice to the national team responsible for regulating the insolvency profession.  Most recently, he has worked at the University of Queensland providing advice in respect of research partnership disputes, the review of administrative decisions and in respect of corporate governance.


  • Bachelor of Laws, Bond University, 1994

Professional Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland, 1996
  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia, 1996

Professional Publications and Committees

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

Professional Experience

  • Special Counsel, Russells, 2017 to present
  • Legal Counsel, The University of Queensland, 2017
  • University Lawyer, The University of Queensland, 2014-17
  • Secondee Lawyer, The University of Queensland, 2014
  • Senior Lawyer, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, 2009-13
  • Associate, O’Reilly Lillicrap Solicitors, 2008-09
  • Senior Associate, Nicholsons Solicitors, 2006-07
  • Senior Lawyer, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, 2004-05
  • Senior Associate, Kemp Strang, 2002-03
  • Senior Lawyer, Gilbert + Tobin, 2001-02
  • Lawyer, Holman Fenwick Willan, London, 1999-2000
  • Lawyer, Clayton Utz, 1996-98
  • Articled Law Clerk, Halletts Solicitors, 1994-95