Those of us who knew Julian well at school will remember that he used to be very keen on model-making. Well, when he left Bedales he quickly landed a job with Pinewood Studios...making models! This sort of thing seems to happen to some people!
As a natural progression from that exciting career, Julian eventually went on to study Law and was called to the Bar in 1977. He has been practising as a barrister ever since, from Chambers in Gray's Inn.
In the absence of a decent photograph, the upper of these two pictures is a blow-up from the '92 Reunion group photo. The lower picture is one that I purloined from Julian's Chambers' website. I apologise for any infringement of copyright here...I'm sure that I will face the full might if the Law, if I have done any wrong!
Here's what Julian has to say...
"After Bedales I followed a somewhat erratic career path. My first job was at Pinewood Studios, making radio-controlled models of Spitfires and Messerschmits for 'The Battle of Britain' film, employment which essentially involved being paid what seemed like enormous sums of money to do what I would have been doing anyway had I not been working.
There then followed a stint at Sussex University reading Physics and Electronics, before a decision that a life in science was not for me led to a year and a half working in the U.S. and hitch hiking around Central and South America.
Returning rather reluctantly to England to engage with reality, I spent the next four years in the film industry, working my way up from the lowly position of clapper boy/loader to assistant cameraman, via focus puller (before the days of auto focus).
Then in the mid-nineteen seventies I decided that I wanted to do something a bit more intellectually challenging than inspecting gates for hairs, and so took my Bar exams. I then got a tenancy in a Chambers in Gray's Inn, where I have been practicing commercial law with varying degrees of enthusiasm and success ever since. 36 years in half that number of lines; en route from there to here I've managed to travel a lot, make a lot of very good friends and make a lot of Spitfires, but not, so far, get married or have children."