Julian specialises in all areas of corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures, including shareholder and LLP agreements. He is also experienced in franchising and share option schemes.
Julian has advised on numerous acquisitions and disposals, especially in the SME sector and for family owned businesses. He also has considerable international experience.
He works with clients in a range of different industry sectors, including technology, franchising, healthcare, property development, automotive and leisure.
'Julian Harvey and his team were recommended to us in connection with the sale of our company. From the outset, their advice was always clear and succinct and given in a calm and good humoured manner. We were working to a tight timescale and the corporate team at Downs worked extremely efficiently to ensure that the deal completed smoothly and on time. During our transaction, we were also introduced to other departments who all did an equally excellent job and I have no hesitation in recommending Downs to anyone requiring legal services. ' Chris Arnot – M-Tec Limited
'From previous experience, I had a very low opinion of legal firms. However, I was recommended to Downs Solicitors LLP as a down to earth, supportive and realistic law firm who focus on the client’s needs at a reasonable price. Julian and his team at Downs certainly changed my view of law firms. Julian and his colleague Magdalena Janki advised me on the sale of my company and were both always available to respond to my questions. Through every step of the way we felt that our interests were being fully protected and they achieved a very positive outcome.
Without hesitation, I would recommend Julian and Downs to anyone. Thank you to Julian and his team for the outstanding support and quality of service.' Sue Murray - Mango Marketing Limited.
'Julian Harvey and his team at Downs assisted my husband and I in the recent sale of our company. The process was lengthy and arduous at times but Julian and his team were extremely professional and courteous throughout, giving help and advice as needed. They were always available and extremely supportive. I would highly recommend them.' - Client 2020