Julian Martin Smith
Julian joined Birketts as a Trainee Solicitor in 2023.
Prior to joining Birketts, Julian studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. He then went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and an LLM (SQE 1&2) at the University of Law. Having passed SQE1 he is now awaiting his results for SQE2. In his masters Julian elected to focus on the key practice areas of Debt Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade Law and Innovation & Technology.
Between finishing the GDL and starting at Birketts, Julian gained considerable experience in legal technology, specifically with document automation. This included working at a start-up before shortly being seconded to Allen & Overy. There he supported LMA.Automate and advised A&Os Legal Operations Team implement first-of-their kind solutions around the world across all the firm’s core practice groups.
In his free time, Julian keeps busy playing a variety of sports, including tennis, golf and rugby. This year he completed a triathlon.