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Julian Middleton

Partner | Leicester

“An exceptional key point of contact who continues to deliver high levels of support.”

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About Julian

Julian is a Partner and a highly experienced employment lawyer.

During his career at Freeths, Julian has helped take the Firm from a £2m turnover single-office solicitors practice into the leading national practice it is today. He has previously been Managing Partner of the Leicester Office, Managing Partner of the Head Office in Nottingham and National Head of the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Team.

As a lawyer, Julian advises businesses on implementing strategies for creating modern workplaces and delivering the most productive and engaged workforce. His main practice is on proactive risk reduction through the client’s internal skill development and the application of a commercial approach to human resource and managing people.

Julian is listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024) and is one of the few solicitors identified by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession as an Eminent Practitioner. He is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2022 edition).

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  • "I have worked with Julian for some years since we transferred the provision of our legal advice to Freeths It was very clear from the outset that...

    Client testimonial

  • "Over the years working with Julian and his team, they have more than demonstrated the commitment that we expect from a key supplier to our busines...

    Client testimonial

  • "Julian was voted the 'Most Admired Lawyer' in Leicestershire in a recent survey by the Leicester Mercury of business and other professionals. He w...

    Client testimonial

  • “He's always impressive. His relentless energy and commitment result in excellent interactions.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "...first class - he continually strives to make you feel valued as a client, and he offers pragmatic advice. He has been at the top of his game fo...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • "Julian Middleton has always been and continues to be a standout member of the Freeths team, dedicated to us as his client through exceptional lev...

    The Legal 500, 2022

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