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Julian Henry Malins QC (Alderman)

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Julian Malins QC is a highly regarded and leading worldwide international and commercial Queen’s Counsel with a great range of depth and experience in many fields both inside and outside his legal practice, including commerce, politics and the arts.  Aged 65 he has both the range of proven abilities and the energy to contribute massively to any enterprise.


He was called to the Bar in 1972, having been awarded a Harmsworth Scholarship.   He was pupil to Robert Alexander Q.C. (Lord Alexander of Weedon Q.C. who became Chairman of the National Westminster Bank).  He was for many years with Brick Court Chambers.  He now practises in commercial and corporate law in England as Head of his own Chambers and with the international firm of Callenders & Co in Nassau, Bahamas, specialising in international law (especially cross border asset recovery and money laundering cases), international criminal activities, financial services law, trust law, worldwide financial fraud and shipping and business contracts generally.  He was a member of the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales (1986 to 2005).  He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1991 and was elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 1996.  He is a member of the Cayman Islands (called on the 4th April 2002) and of the British Virgin Islands Bar (called on the 17th March 2004) and an approved advocate at the Dubai International Financial Centre and is approved as an arbitrator by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Julian Malins Q.C was a Disciplinary Tribunal Chairman of The Securities Association (subsequently, the Financial Services Authority) from 1990 to 1997.  He is a Recorder of The Crown Court.  He has chaired major financial services disciplinary proceedings (such as Maxwell and Nomura).  He is an approved arbitrator with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Licensed Advocate with the Dubai International Financial Centre.


Julian Malins Q.C. has served on the Policy Committee of The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1992 to 1997).  He was a member of the Bar Council from 1986 to 2005.  He has been an elected City of London Councillor for Fleet Street and the Temple since 1981 and has served on many of the Corporation’s committees, including the Finance Committee and the Markets Committee. He was a member of the G.L.C. Education Committee. He contested Pontefract and Castleford in the 1987 General Election.  In May 2013 he was elected an Alderman of the City of London.  In 2003 he was Chairman of the City reception committee for the State visit of President Putin.  He is a Draper and a Wax Chandler.


He has acted as Counsel or as Tribunal Chairman in a large number of major fraud, commercial and financial cases and arbitrations based in London, Kuwait, Dubai, Nassau, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Sri Lanka and elsewhere.


Hobbies and interests: writing articles (especially Ask Uncle Julian for COUNSEL magazine), author of The Serpent's Head (a thriller) military history and travel. 

Boxing Blue (1969,1970 and 1971) and University Rugby player (Greyhounds Captain). Played against Fiji (1970) and the Springboks (1969).


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