Julian co-chairs Osborne Clarke’s international employment law group and has been ranked as a leading employment lawyer in Tier 1 of both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories for many years.  Julian has a particular interest in the "Future of Work" and presents regularly on a wide range of issues from changes to the contract of employment in a Covid World to diversity and inclusion.  .

Julian regularly advises on international outsourcing deals; the movement of senior employees internationally; and employee relations issues including European Works Councils.  Julian is a member of the Governance Board of the award winning diversity and inclusion programme "Stepping Up"  Julian uses his interest in this area to work with employers who want to hear different views and opinions in their organisations and who want to embrace change.

Julian joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in 1997. Julian has served on the Executive Board of the firm and he has also held numerous external Board level appointments, including with clients. Julian has been Chair of the UK Employment Lawyers’ Association.

Julian represents the Employment Group in the Energy & Utilities sectors and also in transport, given his long experience of working with energy companies and in the rail sector in particular.

In addition to his legal work, Julian is a working towards becoming a qualified executive coach in addition to being a qualified mediator.

“Superb lawyer” Julian Hemming has a strong international practice, regularly advising Indian businesses on a range of employment matters. He is also experienced in advisory work for high-profile US-based and European clients concerning multi-jurisdictional employment issues. Chambers, 2017.

"The team is amazing; they always respond quickly and they are good to work with.  They are very helpful and get the answer to you quickly.  They are extremely responsive and they provide great advice"  Chambers, 2020.

"Julian Hemming has notable strength in employee relations issues, such as negotiations with European Work Councils.  He also acts on TUPE matters and disciplinary procedures as well as representation in disputes before the Employment Tribunal.  "He's great - he's very personable and approachable"  Chambers 2020.


Western Power Distribution

Advising on employment law.

Recruitment companies

Advising clients on business protection issues including through the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection of confidential information, including on social media.

Energy Industry Council

Advising on employment law.

Indian multinational Tech Mahindra

Advises on employment aspects of global outsourcing deals including recently with International Airlines Group.

Medical Defence Union

Advises on all employment law matters.

Multi-national bio-tech company

Advised on its European Works' Council.

Violin Memory / Frog Design

Advising on starting and expanding their businesses across the EU including advising on recruitment, employment contracts, employee benefits and business protection.