With experience in commercial litigation, defamation, media law, intellectual property and information technology disputes, he remains highly sought after by clients to lead complex commercial litigation. A litigation partner with Bell Gully from 1969 to 1990, when he went to the independent bar. He took silk the following year, later becoming President of the New Zealand Bar Association and President of the Medico-Legal Society.
As one of only four practitioners ranked in band 1 of the Dispute Resolution Bar in New Zealand by Chambers Global, Julian Miles has a wide ranging commercial and appellate practice with particular expertise in media, intellectual property law and employment law.
Although understandably somewhat quieter in his 70s, he nonetheless continues with significant work as his unquestioned abilities and clout continue to keep the phone ringing.