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Julian Outen
Partner, Solicitor
Employment and HR
Ipswich office
DL 01473 556910
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Julian Outen

Partner, Solicitor

Employment and HR



Julian joined Ellisons in 2015 as a Partner specialising in Employment Law and HR and is head of the Ellisons Employment Team. Prior to joining Ellisons Julian was a Partner at a large East Anglian firm, where he also trained, after graduating with a combined honours degree in French and Law and completing the Law Society finals in London.

Julian has over 25 years of experience in the law including over 20 years as an Employment Law specialist.  Julian is an accredited Workplace and Employment Mediator as well as a general Commercial Mediator. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Julian represents clients from all over the UK, in Europe and from the USA.
Julian is a Leading Individual Lawyer for Employment Law in the Legal 500 2018 and the Employment department is ranked tier 2.

Described in Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2016 by interviewees:- Julian Outen "is fantastic, especially when helping with written documents" and "is very well prepared and methodical." He undertakes work on TUPE, boardroom disputes and a range of complex employment litigation.


Chambers and Partners 2018: Julian Outen of Ellisons advises on all manner of employment matters, including litigation, TUPE transfers and boardroom disputes. A client says: "He's really helpful - he understands what I'm asking for and his advice is very clear."

Areas of Specialism

  • Significant experience in all aspects of Employment law
  • Advising Employers and senior employees and directors alike, and representing clients in the Employment Tribunal
  • Particular interest and expertise in complex litigation, boardroom disputes, discrimination issues, as well as TUPE issues associated with service contract tenders, business mergers and acquisitions and insolvencies
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate support

Outside the Office

Julian is a keen runner, tennis player and swimmer.