Julian has been in the auction business since he was sixteen years old. He was trained early in his career by former Senior Partner, Fin McCoull. In the mid 1980's he moved to Hampshire, studying on the renowned Southampton ISVA/RICS course for auctioneers and valuers. He then worked at Bonhams in London as a general valuer in the busy Valuations Department. Whilst there he travelled the UK and Europe visiting clients. He returned to Anderson & Garland as a Director in 1997, where he took over the running of the Silver and Jewellery Department. His other specialist areas include clocks, watches and furniture.
His career highlights have included noteworthy sales for the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland and for Durham Cathedral; and a world record sale of £280,000 for a rare Rene Lalique Vase. In early 2022, he sold Banksy's Merrivale Stable for £1 million (inc fees)
Julian is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Fine Arts Division) and The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars.
His interests outside of work include rowing at Tyne Amateur Rowing Club, military and railway history, drumming and music.