Julian Hammond

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BA



Julian is a commercial disputes and regulatory investigations lawyer. He is regularly briefed to act for, or against, government entities.

Julian’s specialist expertise includes the use and misuse of regulatory powers in investigations and enforcement proceedings by bodies such as ASIC, APRA, ATO, ASQA. He regularly advises clients in relation to their dealings with State and Federal governments and their agencies (and vice versa).

Julian also assists clients with general commercial and product liability litigation. His clients include government entities, large public and private companies, small-to-medium enterprises and high-net-worth individuals.

Julian has acted for and advised clients in five Royal Commissions, at both State and Federal level. He acted for one of Australia’s best performing superannuation funds during investigations and appearances before the Financial Services Royal Commission and subsequent regulatory investigations.

Julian also has expertise in acting in corruption investigations and inquiries. He has advised local and international clients in relation to organisational risks in this area and acted for clients in investigations by anti-corruption bodies including IBAC.

Julian is a former board member of Helping Hoops, a not-for-profit organisation which provides basketball clinics for underprivileged children.


  • ASIC and APRA investigations – acting for clients in managing their responses to various significant regulatory investigations;
  • Financial Services Royal Commission – advising one of Australia’s best performing super funds in relation to the Commission;
  • Royal Commissions – acting for and advising clients in relation to the Royal Commissions into Aged Care, Child Sex Abuse, the Victorian Bushfires and Family Violence;
  • ATO litigation – acting for an alleged ‘shadow director’ in ATO enforcement proceedings;
  • Regulatory prosecutions – acting for a client in a criminal prosecution by a government agency;
  • Anti-corruption bodies – acting for and advising local and international clients in relation to investigations by anti-corruption bodies.