Julia Faure Walker

Julia Faure Walker

"Julia is a force to be reckoned with. She assuredly steers the courts away from error, and is excellent on the law orally and in writing."

Legal 500 UK 2022
Year of call: 2004
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Public Prosecution

In May 2020, Julia was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel. She prosecutes serious, complex and high profile cases.  She regularly appears at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey).  She is instructed by CPS Homicide, CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division, CPS Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division and CPS Specialist Fraud Division, as well as by the Attorney-General’s Office (in relation to possibly unduly lenient sentences), and has previously advised the Serious Fraud Office.  In addition to homicide and terrorism work, recent instructions include factually and legally complex allegations of human trafficking, cryptocurrency fraud and bribery.   She has substantial experience of difficult disclosure issues, surveillance under RIPA and evidence obtained overseas, and in handling vulnerable witnesses and the pre-recorded cross examination procedure under section 28 YJCEA 1999.

Notable Cases:

RECENT COURT OF APPEAL CASES:

Patel, Fox [2021] EWCA Crim 231

Whether a judge may take into account release provisions when passing sentence, following change in law in April 2020.

Khan [2021] EWCA Crim 335

Sentencing where victim was disabled man robbed in his home.

Woolner [2020] EWCA Crim 1245

Categorisation of child sex offence for purposes of sentencing.

D [2019] EWCA Crim 1545

Rectification of procedural errors.

D [2018] EWCA Crim 2982

Sentencing where offender provoked by racist slur caused life-changing injury to victim.

Knaggs [2018] EWCA Crim 1863

Highly complex case on issues including foreign intercept, disclosure and appointment of special counsel.  Led by Peter Wright QC.

 

CROWN COURT CASES:

R v IA (2021)

Sole junior in proceedings at Central Criminal Court, for breach of terrorism notification requirements and further terrorism offences under the Terrorism Acts 2000 and 2006.

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R v KM and 4 others (2021)

Led junior at trial at Central Criminal Court.  Defendants were convicted of manslaughter.  A car was used as a weapon, and it was argued that  “overwhelming supervening act” (see e.g. R v Grant 2021, R v Lanning 2021 & R v Tan 2018) should be left to the jury.

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R v RG (2021)

Sole junior in Crown Court prosecution for collecting terrorist information.

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R v I (2021)

Led by Brian O’Neill QC at trial for murder and assisting an offender.

Gang-motivated stabbing in Camden.

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R v H & A (2021)

Led Junior at trial lasting 2 months, Central Criminal Court

Drill rap artist and associate convicted of murder.

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R v JB (2020)

Led junior at trial, Central Criminal Court

Psychiatric patient killed fellow detainee in high security mental health unit.

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R v ZC (2020) 

Led junior at trial, Central Criminal Court

Gang-motivated murder in Clapham.

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R v B, L & M (2020)

Led junior at trial, Central Criminal Court

Fatal stabbing at New Year’s Eve Party, one of the accused being a drill rap artist.

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R v P, D and B (2019)

Led junior at trial, Southwark Crown Court

Bribery committed by football agents and Barnsley FC assistant manager, uncovered by Daily Telegraph investigation.

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R v WS, ER and others (2019)

Led junior at trial, Central Criminal Court

Woolwich fire murder linked to drugs feud.

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R v RB & B Ltd (2019)

Sole prosecution junior at trial of waste management facility manager for offences of gross negligence manslaughter and consenting or conniving in an offence (under Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974) at Norwich Crown Court.  Instructed by CPS Complex Casework.

R v HM (2018)

Led junior at trial, Birmingham Crown Court

Beheading in a betting shop in Birmingham.  Defendant found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

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R v K & 4 others (2018)

Led junior at trial at Central Criminal Court, instructed by CPS homicide

Man stabbed to death outside his home in East London.  Defendants convicted of murder and manslaughter.

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Operation Dearly

Led Prosecution Junior at trial and in Court of Appeal, instructed by CPS HQ’s Organised Crime Division.

Conspiracy to import cocaine from Colombia, via mainland Europe, orchestrated from inside prison in the UK. One of SOCA’s most complex investigations. Prosecution evidence included foreign intercept, prison PIN calls and prison visit recordings.

Click here to read about the case in the national press. Click here for August 2018 Court of Appeal judgment, on the legality and admissibility of foreign intercept and e-mail evidence, and the prosecution’s compliance with its duties of disclosure.

Operation Recupera (R v M & 2 others)

Leading junior in 6-week trial, instructed by CPS Complex Casework Unit London.

Romanian organised crime family trafficked women into the UK and controlled prostitutes for 4 years. Joint investigation by British and Romanian police. Defendants were extradited to face trial in England. Evidence relied upon included foreign intercept product, social media communications and the accounts of complainants, one of whom was called via video-link from abroad. On conviction, Sexual Trafficking Prevention Orders under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 were imposed alongside lengthy custodial sentences.

Operation Jussory (R v S & 3 others)

Sole prosecution junior at trial, instructed by CPS HQ’s International Justice and Organised Crime Division.

Heathrow baggage handlers conspired with others to import cocaine from Brazil.  Featured “Spoofer” phone technology (masking origin and destination of calls) Investigation by National Crime Agency.

R v Rolf Harris

Led Prosecution Junior at 2 trials in 2017 and in appeal against convictions arising from separate proceedings in 2014.
Former artist, singer and children’s entertainer was accused of non-recent indecent assaults.

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Operation Crepitus (R v D & 3 others)

Led Prosecution Junior, instructed by CPS Special Casework.
Conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life, at 27 ATM machines across London over 10-month period.

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Operation Lift (R v G & 17 Others)

Led Prosecution Junior at trial, instructed by CPS HQ’s Organised Crime Division.

International money laundering of £35 million through 19 shell companies, investigated by the National Crime Agency.

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Operation Dartford (R v T & D)

Sole Prosecution Junior at trial, Instructed by CPS Essex RASSO Unit.

Grooming and sexual exploitation of vulnerable teenage girls. Offences included rape and facilitation of child sexual offences. Essex Police’s first major child sexual exploitation investigation.

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R v M

Led Prosecution Junior, instructed by CPS London’s Homicide.

The “Hounslow Slasher” targeted lone women at night and slit their throats

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Operation Ute

Sole Prosecution Junior at trial and in Court of Appeal, instructed by CPS London.

Prosecution of ring-leader in violent disorder outside Israeli Embassy during demonstrations against Israeli government action in Gaza.

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R v D & B

Sole prosecution junior at trial, instructed by CPS London

First successful Crown Court prosecution under section 44 of the Mental Capacity Act 2009. Care home nurse ill-treated an elderly person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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