Born in Brighton, raised in England, Germany and South Africa, Julian studied literature, philosophy and law at the universities of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), Humboldt (Berlin) and Cambridge before becoming a lawyer. In 2003, he left his legal job in London to return to South Africa where he founded a legal practice to facilitate investment into sub-Saharan Africa. He travels regularly in Africa for work and pleasure. Julian has written in magazines and journals on travel, politics and philosophy. Apart from writing and his legal work, his interests include jurisprudence, in particular the relationship between individual autonomy, freedom and legal rules. He lives in Johannesburg with his wife and two young sons.