Julia Bateman joined the team as a Professional Support Lawyer at Kingsley Napley, the leading criminal defence firm in the UK, in July 2015. She is responsible for knowledge management and “know-how”/ current awareness development for the criminal litigation team (including business and financial crime, general crime, and EU/international). She has expertise in European criminal justice, having started her career in this area with a traineeship in the European Commission.
From 2001-2003, Julia worked at the European Parliament as a political advisor and was the first to hold the post of justice and home affairs policy advisor. She was Head of Office from 2008 and returned to the Law Society headquarters in London as Head of International in 2011. She is a non-practising barrister.