Julian Washington

Head of Client Insight

Julian Washington

Head of Client Insight

Julian Washington is responsible for developing the businesses’ thought leadership work in the UK.

Washington began his career in the private client field after reading law at Cambridge.He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 with the London law firm Charles Russell and there had broad experience of private wealth-related advice.

From 2000, Washington’s legal career continued at another prominent private client firm, Forsters in Mayfair, where he accepted an offer of partnership in 2005. His practice was focused on trust and estate planning for high net worth individuals and families (from traditional landed estates to those with other business interests) and charities.

Washington joined RBC in 2010, initially assuming the role of private client director, with responsibility for developing new fiduciary business in the UK. A large part of his role involved raising RBC’s profile among legal and other professionals. He has become a regular speaker at major industry conferences, including Legal Week Private Client Forum, and a contributor to such prominent publications as the STEP Journal and Private Client Practitioner.

Julian Washington's content

Wealth planning

The will to modernize: Why inheritance law needs updating

How the case of a will written on an iPhone in Australia could influence a change to English inheritance law.

3 minute read
Wealth transfer

The myth of common law marriage

Some myths have a tendency to stick around, to work their way into the public lexicon to the point that people don’t stop to question their validity – in the United Kingdom, common law marriage is one such myth.

4 minute read

Over the rainbow

Julian Washington explores the vast spectrum and evolution of partnership rights for same-sex couples.

5 minute read