Julian Barker

Julian Barker


Areas of Expertise

Julian advises on all aspects of finance made available to Registered Providers, including bond issues (both wholesale and retail), private placements, syndicated and bilateral loans (sterling and other currencies), the funding of Large Scale Voluntary Transfers (LSVTs), Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs), intra-group lending and interest rate derivatives and related security. He also advises on security trustee arrangements in connection with the group funding arrangements of Registered Providers including fundraisings on capital markets and property charging.


Prior to Devonshires Solicitors, he worked as a banking lawyer in large city practices, including Allen & Overy LLP and SJ Berwin LLP, where he advised on commercial property finance, acquisition finance transactions and various types of general corporation funding, including management buyouts and management buy-ins.


Julian edits and contributes to our regular Banking updates.


He is ranked as a key individual (Band 1) in the field of Social Housing Finance by Chambers 2014, and “gives robust, sensible advice – he provides solutions rather than a series of options.” He is at the forefront of the banking team’s recent work on bond issues and clients describe him as “extremely flexible and a pleasure to work with”.

Julian is a “leading individual” in Legal 500 and his team is “highly rated”. He is also ranked in Super Lawyers for his high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of banking law.




Julian is a keen hockey player and cricketer and plays for the Cambridge City and the East of England over 40s hockey teams.

Get in touch

020 7880 4365
London Office
Devonshires Solicitors LLP
30 Finsbury Circus

PA: Amy Savill
020 7880 4353

Notable Cases

Julian has advised on over 40 secured bond issues and private placements for Registered Provider clients, enabling them to access the capital markets for additional funding for their core activities.

Julian advised A2Dominion Housing Group on both of its unsecured retail bond issues. The transactions enabled the Group to raise funding from individual investors and provide additional funding for its development for sale business.

Julian has recently advised two Registered Providers on the amendment and restatement of existing loan agreements, in connection with their recently completed bond issues.

Julian has been advising two London based Registered Providers on the structure and funding of joint ventures with national house builders.


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